News Today:07th June 2021:A youth BJP leader of Balasore was allegedly beaten to death by three persons over a trivial issue of vehicle overtaking in Kaptipada police limits on Saturday night. Rohit Kumar Pradhan, a native of Mansingh Bazaar under Town Police limits of Balasore, was district observer of the BJP Youth wing.
According to eyewitnesses, Pradhan had an altercation with three motorcycle-borne persons while on his way to his father-in-law’s house at Nuasahi at around 10 pm. Driving towards Nuasahi through Nilagiri in his four-wheeler, Pradhan overtook the three persons while crossing a road near Kaptipada town allegedly without using the car blinkers. The accused then followed Pradhan and intercepted him 1.5 km away from his in-law’s house.On being informed, Pradhan’s father-in-law Prafulla Patra and other family members reached the spot and rushed him to Kaptipada health centre from where he was shifted to Udala Sub-Divisional Hospital as his condition deteriorated. A few minutes after arriving at the hospital, Pradhan succumbed.