Com Naresh Patsani, 21, a student of Khurda College and an SFI activist in Puri District, Orissa was murdered by the Congress (I) goondas on 3rd March 1985 in the Pipili Constituency. Com Naresh Patsani, young, educated and full of vigour, was committed to play his role in the assembly elections in a very promising manner. He took up the election campaign in Pipli Constituency and explained to the people the misdeeds of the Congress (I) during five years of its rule. He campaigned on how the Government was responsible for the ghastly murder of the engineering students in Burla, the killing of six people by the police on day of the Orissa Bandh on August 14th, 1984, the massacre at Paradeep, supply of fake paddy seeds to the peasants, deterioration of the law and order situation in the state, increase of atrocities on women and large scale corruption. He appealed to the voters to defeat the Congress (I) in the Assembly elections.
Frightened by this, the Congress (I) planned to eliminate him. On the night of 3rd March he was returning to his own village under Delanga Police Station after finishing the day's campaign. On the way the Congress (I) hoodlums attacked him with sharp weapons and cut him to pieces.