Berhampur: A local Congress leader was shot dead and another injured by unidentified
gunmen in Orissa`s Ganjam district.
The 42-year-old Congress leader Dillip Swain, a former sarpanch of Balarampur, was shot dead, while another man accompanying him was injured when they were returning home, police sources said today.
The police recovered three bullets from the spot. Old enmity might be the cause of the shooting, Inspector in-charge of Baragada police station R C Thumb said.
The injured person was admitted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here where his condition was stated to be critical.
Angry over the incident, people staged a road blockade at Sarangipalli, about 40 km from here demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.
The blockade disrupted traffic between Aska and Baragada.
The police also recovered the body with injury marks of a 62-year-old man, L Kameya of Bandara village, near Kalipali, about 20 km from here last night.