Kendrapara: An RTI activist was found dead under mysterious circumstances on roadside near Beruan village under Marshaghai block in Kendrapara district today.
The deceased person has been identified as Ranjan Kumar Das (35), a well-known RTI activist in Marshaghai area.
The locals found the body lying under his motorcycle on roadside in the morning and immediately informed the police.
On receiving information, the Marshaghai police reached the site and recovered the body. A probe has been launched into the incident.
However, the incident created a shockwave among residents in the area.
It is suspected that the RTI activist was murdered for allegedly exposing massive irregularities in Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) and Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana (PMGAY), previously known as Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), at Manikpur.