Odisha BJP leader’s murder: FIR lodged against 12 persons

Cuttack: A day after the alleged murder of Kulamani Baral, BJP’s Salepur in-charge and former Mahanga Block Chairman, and his associate Dibya Singh Baral, the former’s son Ramakant today lodged an FIR in this connection against 12 persons.

According to reports, the FIR was filed against four persons of Jankoti village and 8 residents of Nrutang village at the Mahanga Police Station. Cops have detained a person for questioning.

Kulamani and Dibya Singh were critically injured after allegedly being attacked by some miscreants with sharp weapons near Jankoti in Cuttack district last evening when the duo was returning home on a motorcycle.

The victims were immediately taken in an ambulance to the Mahanga Community Health Centre, where doctor declared Kulamani brought dead while Dibya Singh was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital. However, he succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Though the exact reason behind the attack was yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the incident was a fallout of past enmity.

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