Sarpanch’s husband among two killed in Odisha’s Cuttack

Banki: Two persons including husband of Nuagaon Sarpanch were killed in Banki area of Cuttack district today afternoon. The deceased were identified as Bhagban Swain, husband of Nuagaon Sarpanch Mamata Mohapatra, and Aditya Ranasingh who was working as a journalist with a web channel.

As per reports, Bhagban, Aditya and another youth were returning home in a motorcycle from Banki. A group of four to five armed miscreants attacked the trio near Joklanji under Baidyanath police limits. While the youth was managed to escape, the miscreants attacked Bhagban and Aditya with sharp weapons.

Aditya died on the spot while Bhagban was admitted to the local hospital and later shifted to the SCB hospital in Cuttack. Bhagban died while undergoing treatment at the SCB hospital.

After receiving information, police reached the spot and seized the two bodies. Though motive behind the murders is not clear, past enmity is suspected to be the reason. Investigation into the case is on.

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