Kendrapara: An RTI activist’s body was found dumped close to the roadside near Sinikata area of Beruan village in Kendrapara district.
The deceased was identified as Ranjan Kumar Das (35).
According to sources, the body of the youth was spotted early on Saturday morning and immediately the police were alerted. Marshaghai police reached the spot and sent the body for post mortem. Cops also seized Ranjan’s motorcycle that was lying beside the body.
As per initial reports, it is suspected that Ranjan might have been murdered because of political enmity. Besides, Ranjan, who worked as an RTI activist, alerted locals about the irregularities prevailing in the various government schemes including Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) and Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana (PMGAY), previously known as Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY). The locals have staged a protest in the locality for the killing of the activist, sources said.