Bhubaneswar: An elderly villager was killed in a political violence erupted at Dahalpur village under Patkura police limits in Kendrapara district early this morning.
The deceased was identified as Satyananda Rout of Dahalpur.
According to reports, people belonging to two different political parties were at loggerheads for long. Following a quarrel between the two groups, members of opponent group attacked Satyananda with lethal weapons. Satyananda succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment in a hospital.
The matter came to the fore after family members of the victim lodged a complaint at the Patkura police station in this regard. Acting on the complaint, the police have reached the spot and started investigation.