Berhampur (Odisha), Mar 18: A supporter of the ruling BJD was hacked to death and his friend seriously injured by a group of unidentified people at Rohigaon in this district, police said on Saturday.
Ashok Jena and his friend were attacked with sharp weapons when they were going to a community hall riding a motor-cycle last night.
They were taken to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, but Jena succumbed injuries while being shifted to Visakhapatnam, said Sub-divisional Police Officer, Berhampur Sadar, AK Mohanty.
The condition of the injured, who was undergoing treatment at the medical college, was critical, hospital officials said. Political rivalry was suspected to be the cause of the incident, police said.