Man hacked to death in Mayurbhanj village over past enmity

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Mayurbhanjh: In a barbaric incident, a man was allegedly hacked to death in front of his house in Nada village under Mahuldiha police limits in Karanjia block in Mayurbhanj district.

The deceased was identified as Narayan Patra.

According to sources, the incident occurred late last night when accused, Gajendra Patra, suddenly attacked Narayan with an axe killing him on the spot.

Locals and neighbours spotted Narayan’s blood-soaked body early this morning and immediately alerted the police about the same.

While Gajendra’s two sons are currently on the run following the incident, Gajendra was apprehended by the cops and is being interrogated at the police station.

While Mahuldiha police have sent the body for post mortem, a detailed investigation into the matter is underway, sources said.

While the exact reason behind the murder is unknown, it is suspected that killing was a fallout of past enmity.

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