Jagatsinghpur: Poll violence reached its peak in Balikuda-Ersama area of Jagatsinghpur district today with murder of a Congress worker.
The deceased identified as Lachman Behera was stabbed by unknown miscreants with a broken bottle leaving him seriously injured. He was admitted to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead.
The incident occurred at Noliasahi near Gadakujanga under Balikuda-Erasama Assembly Constituency today.
Sources said while Lachman was returning to his house after casting his vote, some miscreants stabbed him with a broken glass bottle.
Behera yesterday joined Congress after quitting BJD. The case is suspected to be case of political rivalry.
Police started investigation after a complaint was lodged in this connection.