Jajpur: A woman was allegedly murdered by a liquor trader at Barei village under Biripata panchayat in Jajpur district as police shut down the business following her protest.
The deceased identified as Laxmi Jena was repeatedly protesting against the liquor business carried out in the village by the accused Bijay Jena. Due to regular protest by Laxmi, his business was shut down by the Police.
Irate over this, Bijay attacked her with stones yesterday. Laxmi was rushed to Jajpur district headquarters hospital (DHH) in a critical condition from where she was shifted to SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack.
Laxmi succumbed to her injuries late last night. Following it, family members lodged a police complaint based on which Bijay was arrested. Meanwhile, villagers are demanding the arrest of Bijay’s associates.