Angul: A ward member was hacked to death near Antulia Chhak under Purunakote police limits in Angul district this evening reportedly over land dispute. As per reports, the deceased ward member, identified as Jagabandhu Behera of Antulia had gone to Antulia Chhak at around 8.15 pm for some urgent work.
In the meantime, taking advantage of the darkness near the chhak, one Sadananda Gadanaik of the village attacked Behera with a sharp weapon killing him on the spot.
Sources said families of Behera and Gadanaik had been in dispute for past many years over a patch of land in the village and today the enmity took an ugly turn.
Eyewitnesses said following the incident Gadanaik fled the spot. Till the filing of this report, police are yet to reach the spot.