Jajpur, Oct. 21 -- The BJP is today observing a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh in Odisha's Jajpur district demanding a CBI probe into the death of Haridaspur village level worker (VLW) and in-charge Panchayat Executive Officer, Smitarani Biswal.

While shops and business establishments remained closed, vehicular movement came to a grinding halt in Jajpur town as BJP workers staged road blockade at various junctions by burning tyres. Policemen have been deployed across the town to avoid any untoward incident.

"We strongly suspect that the mysterious death of the VLW is a case of rape and murder. We want the case to be handed over to the CBI," said BJP leader and former DGP Prakash Mishra.

Mishra, who was a part of the BJP team that visited H...