Kendujhar: A panchayat ward member was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Bansapal Tehsil in Kendujhar district of Odisha here today. The deceased was identified as Bhagban Dehury, ward member of Tala Jagar village.
Sources said Dehury had gone to attend a sabha meeting in Kumundi panchayat on Sunday evening. When he did not return, family members launched a frantic search only to find his body floating in a canal nearby the next day.
While the exact reason behind his death is yet to be ascertained, family members suspect its a case of murder. Police on getting information reached the spot and seized the body for postmortem. Further details are awaited until the autopsy report arrives. A probe has been initiated and case registered.