Keonjhar: Police today arrested three persons in connection with the brutal murder of former Anandpur block chairman and former MLA candidate from Ghasipura Assembly constituency Ram Chandra Behera late on Monday night.
Ajit Prusty, Sanjit Prusty and Ashok Prusty were arrested and now being interrogated.
Sources said some unidentified miscreants called Behera from his residence at Dharakote late Monday night and attacked him with sharp weapons before fleeing the spot. Locals rescued him and admitted him to a hospital in Anandpur with grievous injuries on his hands and legs. However, he died while being shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as his condition deteriorated.
Meanwhile, irate locals staged a road blockade on NH-20 demanding stern action against the culprits.