Bolangir: Main accused in Bheden block Chairperson’s husband abduction Mahesh shot himself dead while being caught by police during an encounter here.
As per sources four persons including Mahesh were hunt down by Patnagarh police during an encounter at Gangasagar area. While three others have been nabbed Mahesh who could not manage to slip off from police hands managed to shoot himself with a gun he possessed.
Police sources said Mahesh committed suicide in a bid to avoid getting caught. He also shot two rounds of bullets at police before committing suicide.
Notably, Antaryami Behera a teacher and husband of Bheden Block Chairperson Sujata Behara was kidnapped by Mahesh and his other accomplice on November 24 but was rescued by police two days after.
The victim had claimed that Rs 25 lakh was given as a contract to eliminate him. Earlier two persons were arrested for involvement in the kidnapping.