Double murder in Banki: Nuagaon Sarpanch’s husband, his associate hacked to death

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Cuttack: Two persons including the husband of Nuagaon sarpanch have been hacked to death by some unidentified assailants near Nuagaon under Kahjuripada in Banki on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Bhagban Swain, husband of Nuagaon sarpanch, and his associate Aditya Ranasingha.

According to sources, Bhagban along with Aditya had gone for some work when some bike-borne miscreants chased them and hacked the duo with sharp weapons. Following this, Aditya died on the spot, while Bhagban was rescued and rushed to SCB Medical College and Hospital here. However, he succumbed to the fatal injuries while undergoing treatment.

Reportedly, Banki police registered a case and initiated a probe into the incident. While the exact cause behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, preliminary investigation suggests that the murder was a fall out of political rivalry.

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