Senior Odisha doctor found murdered near his home

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sonepur, Sept 22:

In a shocking incident, the additional district medical officer and pediatric specialist at the district government hospital in Odisha’s Subarnapur district, Dr Durbadala Mishra was found murdered near his residence in the town police station area here on Sunday night.

His body, with his throat slit open, was spotted lying in a pool of blood barely 30 metres away from his residence. Four rounds of live ammunition were also recovered from the spot.

Dr Mishra was killed as soon as he returned from duty as usual at 10.30 pm. His bike was found parked outside his residence.

The police have begun investigation into the gruesome murder and trying to identify the assailants, sources said.

Mishra was a popular doctor and was not known to have enmity with anyone, sources added.

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