Nuapada: In a bizarre incident, the Sarpanch candidate of Sunarisikuan gram panchayat in the Khariar block of Nuapada district was found in an unconscious state.
Sources said, the candidate identified as Chulamani Baitharu had gone missing last night and later found locals nearly one kilometer from his house today morning with his hands and legs tied.
He immediately rushed to Khariar based hospital and later shifted to Balangir.
Khariar Police have initiated a probe into the incident.
Worth mentioning, the third phase panchayat polls are to be held at Sunarisikuan tomorrow.