Bhubaneswar: Congress candidate from Aska Assembly seat in Ganjam district, Manoj Jena who was shot by unknown miscreants three days ago died yesterday. He also lost the election battle as Congress secured third position in Aska.
At least four motorcycle-borne miscreants fired at the 37-year-old Congress leader in Lanjipalli area under Baidyanathpur police station limits in Ganjam district on Wednesday evening. After firing, the miscreants had slit the throat of Jena, police said.
Jena was admitted at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here and then shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, but he succumbed his injuries on Friday, police said.
Jena contested for the first time from the Aska Assembly seat on Congress ticket. He lost the election to BJD candidate Manjula Swain.