Ganjam: Debaraj Sahoo, former block chairman of Beguniapada in Ganjam district, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Wednesday.
According to police, the incident occurred this morning after three bike-borne miscreants reportedly opened fire at the former block chairman Debaraj Sahoo at Sumandal Chhak. As a result, Sahoo died on the spot.
On being informed, Police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.
Sahoo was a former block chairman and also active in politics.
Earlier, on January 2, senior BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral of Mahanga were brutally killed.