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Odisha BJP leader assassinated, critical associate; Police suspect past enmity – india news

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A BJP leader in Odisha was allegedly killed by unidentified men in past feuds on Saturday night.

Kulamani Baral, Salepur chief of BJP and former chairman of Mahanga Panchayat Samity in Cuttack district, was returning home with his partner Dibyasingh Baral by bicycle when six men caught up with him in Jankoti on the Shukanai embankment road.

The men hacked the duo repeatedly leaving them seriously injured. Although the two were immediately taken to Mahanga Hospital, doctors pronounced Baral dead at the facility. Your associate has been transferred to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack and is in critical condition.

Although the exact reason is unknown, the chairman of the BJP Cuttack district unit, Prakash Behera, alleged that the BJD leaders were behind the attack.

In April 2019, a BJP leader in the Khurda district was shot dead one day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state during the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

BJP’s Khurda Mandal Chairman Manguli Jena was shot and killed by two men with skateboards on the night of April 14 just outside the party office. The two men have not yet been arrested.

Hindustan Times

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