Bhubaneswar: In a barbaric incident, former Anandpur block Chairman and former candidate for Ghashipura Assembly constituency Rama Chandra Behera was heinously hacked to death by miscreants last night.
The miscreants chopped his limbs in presence of his family members at his house at Dhakota under Andandpur area in Keonjhar district. He was soon rushed to the Ghashipura hospital. However, doctors referred him to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in view of his critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries on way to Cuttack.
According to reports, the incident is fallout of a quarrel ensured between two neighbouring villages recently. Miscreants committed the heinous crime to avenge prior rivalry.
Following the incident, family members and villagers have blocked the National Highway-20 keeping the body on the road. They have insisted that all the culprits be arrested and sent to jail soon. Hundreds of vehicles have not stranded on the NH.
Meanwhile, acting on the complaint of family members, police have detained five persons and interrogating them.