Ummerkot MLA shot dead in broad daylight

Dead body of  MLA Mr.Jagabhandhu
Nowrangpur. September 24: A Member of legislative assembly from ruling BJD party of Ummerkot in Nowrangpur district of Orissa, Mr.Jagabhandhu Majji, and his personal security officer (PSO) Mr.Pinku Patra were shot dead in broad day light by three unidentified gunmen on Saturday afternoon.

Dead body of MLA is being shifted to hospital
Body of PSO in a pool of blood
PSO's body at the spot
Dead body of MLA Mr.Jagabhandhu Majji
According to the information Mr. Jagabhandhu Majji (39), a popular Adivasi leader and MLA of Ummerkot was attending a function to distribute forest land documents in Hatapodar village under Gunna block on Saturday, around 12.45 PM three motorbike born youth suspected to be Maoists came to the spot and started firing indiscriminately at the MLA and his staff. Mr Majjhi died on the spot and his PSO dies on way to hospital, another person Mr. Ramesh Goud is injured critically and being treated at Koraput hospital.
PSO Mr.Pinku Parta body
PSO is being shifted to hospital
PSO Mr Pinku Patra
MLA's dead body
Rayagarh police station
This was the second attack on Mr. Majjhi waho was born on 8 Aug 1972 in Ummerkot and took active part in politics since his college days. He was elected as the Students Union President of Maa Pendrani College in 1998. He contested the state elections as a BJD candidate from Ummerkot constituency and elected as MLA in 2009. The popular Adivasi leader who had survived a attack on his life in 2004 and was moving on only wheel chair since then. DIG South West Odisha Mr.Soumendra Priyadarshi, SP Nowrangapur Mr.Neethi Shekar and Crime branch officials from state capital Bhubaneswar rushed to the spot. This is the first such incident where a sitting MLA is killed in  broad day light in undivided Koraput district.
                                                        
Photos ... Mr. S.Dora & Mr.Pavan


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