The victim has been identified as Kalu Charan Sahu.
As per reports, Sahu was allegedly beaten and punched by BJD workers while he was covering the protest rally launched by local BJP unit demanding stringent action against State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das over the death of Gop Zilla Parishad (ZP) member, Dharmendra Sahoo.
The TV journalist alleged that he was earlier threatened by the local goons, at the behest of Minister Samir Ranjan Das, not to report any news pertaining to Dharmendra Sahoo’s death case.
Opposition BJP and Congress have been demanding arrest and removal of Minister Samir Ranjan Dash over the death of ZP Member Sahoo.
The outrage intensified after an audio clip, in which the deceased ZP member allegedly held Minister Samir Ranjan Dash and six others responsible for his death, came to the fore.
Notably, 48-year-old Dharmendra Sahoo was found hanging at his residence in Sishupalgarh area on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on September 24.
He represented the Zilla Parishad Zone-11 under the Gop block in Puri district.