Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Brahmapur, Dec 29:
Unidentified miscreants this morning murdered one businessman at Golanthara on the outskirts of Brahmapur city in Odisha’s Ganjam district.
Locals informed the police on finding businessman Basant Panda of Randha village in a pool of blood today morning.
Golanthra police and Ganjam ASP Sashibhushan Satpathy have rushed to the spot and are investigating the matter.
The reason behind the murder is yet to be known.
However, Rabindra, brother of the deceased, has alleged that his brother could have been murdered by some contractors since he had often complained about the bad quality of work in Randha panchayat and had sought information in this connection under the RTI.
“My brother had raised voice against the poor quality of work in the panchayat. Contractors who had done the work were against him. He had sought information under RTI on it. For the last one year they had been after him and today he has been murdered”, said deceased Basant’s brother.
“Prima facie this appears to be case of murder. Based on an FIR lodged by the deceased’s family we are investigating the case and will very soon solve it as well as arrest of the culprits”, said Ganjam ASP Sashibhushan Satpathy.