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BJD leader shot dead in Orissa

Surendra Mohanty, a local BJD leader and a panchayat samiti vice-chairman, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Aska, about 40 km from in Berhampur.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2008 15:23 IST

A local BJD leader and a panchayat samiti vice-chairman was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Aska, about 40 km from in Berhampur on Thursday, police said.

Surendra Mohanty, vice chairman of Aska panchayat samiti, was sitting on his verandah when the assailants on a motor cycle struck, they said.

Mohanty was killed as the attackers, whose number was yet to be ascertained, fired from close range before fleeing the spot, they said.

Police in nearby areas have been alerted while patrolling in and around the town intensified as part of the efforts to nab the accused, they said.