Defeated Ward Member Candidate’s Throat Slit

**Koraput**: In a tragic incident of post-poll violence, a defeated ward member candidate was found dead with his throat slit near his house here.

The deceased has been identified as Kameswar Palaka, belonging to Kanagaon village in Bandhugaon block, Koraput. Palaka contested as a ward member candidate recently in the three tier panchayat elections.

Family members of the deceased have hinted that political rivalry could be the reason behind the murder. However, exact reasons of the murder are yet to be known. The Bandhugaon police have sent the body for post-mortem and started investigating into the case.