Berhampur (Odisha): A ruling BJD worker was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Sorada in Odisha`s Ganjam district, police said here on Tuesday.
Shankar Bisoi (35) was returning in a motorbike from Bhanjanagar to Sorada last night when the miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons before opening fire, sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), Aska, AC Padhi said.
Bisoi was taken to MKCG Medical College Hospital here where he succumbed to the injuries.
Though the cause of the incident was yet to be ascertained, police suspected it to be a fallout of previous enmity.
The police intensified patrolling in the area to nab the assailants, the SDPO said.