Former sarpanch killed in Odisha

A former sarpanch was killed in a dispute over excavation of sand from the river bed in Odisha`s Keonjhar district Monday.

Keonjhar: A former sarpanch was
killed in a dispute over excavation of sand from the river bed in Odisha`s Keonjhar district Monday, police sources said.

Former sarpanch of Samana gram panchayat, Baishan
Charan Biswal, was hacked to death by a group, at Hatadihi under Nandipada police station, Superintendent of Police, Asis Singh said.

The killing led to a road blockade and violence with
Biswal`s supporters setting ablaze a mobile tower and a few
motorbikes as shops and business establishments downed
shutters.
Senior officials rushed to the spot and the armed police were deployed in the town, the sources said.

PTI