Baripada: Unidentified miscreants allegedly murdered an elderly couple at Kukudajodi village under Baripada police limits in Mayurbhanj district last night.
The deceased couple has been identified as Purna Hembram and Sangha Hembram.
The incident came to light today morning after some villagers found the couple lying in a pool of blood with their throat slit. While Purna’s body was found lying on the road outside his house, her wife’s body was found on the bed inside their house.
When asked, some neighbours claimed that the deceased couple maintained a cordial relationship with everyone and had no record of past enmity.
Their only son, who is staying away with his wife has been informed about the incident, the locals said.
On being informed, Baripada Sadar police reached the spot and launched a probe. However, the exact reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.
According to available information, a scientific team is on its way to collect evidence from the crime scene.