Angul: A Sarpanch candidate of Machhakuta gram panchayat in Chhendipada block of Angul district has been allegedly kidnapped.
As per a complaint lodged by family members of the Sarpanch candidate identified as Manoj Sethi, he had left his house at 5 PM on February 8 but has not returned. His mobile phone number is also switched off.
After being unable to trace his whereabouts, his family sought the help of police alleging Sethi has been kidnapped. His wife said that he had been receiving threats after filing nomination papers for the post of Sarpanch.