Crime

Sarpanch’s kin shot at in Ganjam

Youth shot dead

Berhampur: Seven bike-borne miscreants opened fire at the son of a sarpanch at Sorada village in Ganjam district on Friday.

Saroj Pradhan, son of Khadal Pradhan, received the bullet in his abdomen and undergoing treatment at Bhanjanagar hospital. Khadal Pradhan is the sarpanch of A. Karadabada in Buguda block.

According to sources, seven miscreants came on three bikes and opened fire at him at Sorada village.

Earlier in the day the miscreants went to Saroj’s house in search of him. After finding him absent, they hurled bombs at the house. Later, they traced Saroj near the village pond and fired at him.

The firing incident is suspected to be a fallout of previous enmity.

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