Paddy trader shot dead in Rourkela, police suspect PLFI link

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Rourkela: Unidentified miscreants shot dead a paddy trader at Bagdega Square under Bisra police limits in Sundergarh district today.

The deceased has been identified as Haridarshan Sahu of Ballefta village in Bisra area.

According to reports, Sahu was procuring paddy at Bagdega Bazar today when 2-3 youths came there on bike and opened fire two rounds of bullet at Sahu. Bullets pierced his chest and he was rushed to the Bisra hospital in a critical condition. However, doctor declared him brought dead there.

The assailants reportedly threatened public with dire consequences at the market before fleeing the spot.

Police rushed to the spot and started investigation into the incident suspecting involvement of Peoples’ Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, in the firing.

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