Councillor Murder; accused arrested

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Councillor Murder; Eight  Accuse  Persons Arrested by Ganjam Police


Report;Manoj Kant Dash,Odishabarta

Chatrapur,(Ganjam),22/09/2017: Police arrested the accused, who had been absconding since the incident, after conducting raid at various places, informed SP, Ganjam, Ashish Singh at a Press meet today. 

Singh informed that seven of the eight accused hail from Chhatrapur while one is a resident of Kodala village. The cops have seized three bikes, a car and weapons used in the crime from their possession. The police also seized a CCTV installed in front of the house of the Councillor. The SP said the murder was a well planned conspiracy and fallout of past enmity.

It may be mentioned here that a group of miscreants had entered the house of councillor Pradhan near LIC Colony in Chhatrapur and attacked him with sharp weapons. His brother was also critically injured in the attack. Though Pradhan was rushed to the MKCG medical here, he later succumbed to his injuries. 

Notably, a group of men dragged Laxmidutta Pradhan (35), councillor of ward no. 6, out of his house in Chhatrapur and attacked him with sharp weapons. Pradhan was taken to MKCG Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries on September 16.

Following the direction of SP,Ganjam,Asish Singh, three special teams were formed a day after the incident and a manhunt was on to nab the assailants basing on a CCTV footage that recorded the whole incident.

However, it was suspected that past enmity to be the cause of the killing but a thorough investigation is in progress to ascertain the exact reason behind the brutal murder but not yet clear. 

However, we suspect some more involvement which can’t be ruled out.SP,said.

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2018-03-21 20:26