Bhubaneswar: In a barbaric incident, miscreants shot dead a RTI activist in Patra Sahi village under the Baliguda police station in Kandhamal district early this morning.
The deceased was identified as Abhimanyu Panda, an RTI activist and also a former Sarapanch of Bataguda GP. He used to seek information on various contract works done in the area through the RTI act from Government offices.
According to reports, Abhimanya was standing in front of his house at Patra Sahi, when two miscreants came on a bike and opened fire at him from a very close range. Family members rushed him to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Baliguda police have reached the spot and started investigations.