By B K Rout
DHENKANAL: A 50-year-old BJD Samiti Member,Dipak Kumar Mahunta was shot dead under Tumsingha police limits last night creating sensation in Dhenkanal district.
He hails from Baruan(A) village from which he was elected as Samiti member of Kamakhyanagar block in last election.
Today morning people spotted his body lying by the side of his TATA car at Jamujhara chhak,3 kms away from his village. His body received several gun-shots with blood oozing out.
The vehicle also had gun shots mark. The family member of the deceased Mahunta said that he was at his farm house near his village last night. Then on a phone call he alone went in the vehicle and in the morning his dead body was found. He was murdered by some suspected miscreants who are the rivals with him in business.
Reports said, besides being a Samit member Mahunta was running a business of stone quarry and sand mining in Kamakhyanagar sub division. he had many rivals in the business which might have led to his murder. Police also suspect that the business rivalry might be behind the cause of the murder. Kamakhyanagar SDPO Ranjan Kumar Dey who rushed to the spot said, “We have detained seven persons in this connection and conducting further investigation about the involvement of others. The body of Mahunta had many gun shots and it has been sent for the post mortem to Dhenkanal DHS.
After the post mortem report came in everything will be clear. Business rivalry might be behind the murder and we are investigating from all angles and will book the culprit very soon.