Drunken youth beats father to death in Berhampur

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Berhampur: A drunk youth allegedly beat his father to death for money at Lathi village under Berhampur Sadar police limits in Ganjam district last night.

The accused was identified as Simanchal Nayak.

As per sources, Simanchal picked up a quarrel with his father, Abhi Nayak, in an inebriated condition and asked the latter to give him money to buy liquor. The argument took an ugly turn when the accused youth attacked his father with a wooden plank, killing him on the spot.

While the accused tried to escape the spot after committing the crime, neighbours caught hold of him and handed him over to the police, sources added.

Police have registered a case and launched a probe into the matter. The body has been seized for post-mortem.

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