The deceased has been identified as Laxmi Jena.
As per the report, Laxmi who happens to be an anti-liquor activist had carried out regular protests against bootlegger in the village in the past. Due to her steps a liquor shop owned by one Bijay Jena had been closed by police subsequently.
Irked over Laxmi for her aggressive stance Bijay and his aides hatched a plan and attacked her with sticks last night to leave critical.
After being rushed to Jajpur DHH and then shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack Laxmi died under treatment subsequently.
Based on a case lodged by the deceased’s kin in connection with the murder, police have taken Bijay into custody today.