Nayagarh: The Sarpanch of Dholamara Gram Panchayat in Nayagarh district was allegedly hacked to death late last night.
The deceased has been identified as Sushant Behera.
According to sources, the incident occurred while Sushant was on his way to home from GP office when a group of miscreants intercepted him and suddenly attacked him with sharp weapons.
Following the attack, he was rushed to the Gania Community Health Centre. He was later shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries
On being informed, Khandapada police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the case. Though the actual reason behind the attack remained unknown, it is suspected that that the murder took place over past enmity.