Chhatrapur: In a shocking incident, Laxmidutta Pradhan alias Bachana, the councillor of ward number six of Chhatrapur in Ganjam district was stabbed to death by some unidentified miscreants today.
As per sources, a group of 10-12 miscreants attacked him and his brother with swords and other sharp weapons after entering his house near LIC colony in Chhatrapur.
Following the attack, both the injured brothers were rushed to MKCG medical in Berhampur where Bachana succumbed to his injuries. His brother was said to be critical, as per the last reports received.
Chhatrapur Block Chairman Dhananjay Reddy said, “Laxmidutta was an imperative member of BJD and was solely responsible for the party’s success in Chhatrapur. He is irreplaceable in the party.”
While the actual reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that Laxmidutta was murdered over past enmity or the fallout of ongoing political rivalry.