Sambalpur: Proving the efficiency of the police department, Ainthapali police today nabbed a person for allegedly beheading his cousin brother while he was sleeping outside his home at Bhalupali in Sambalpur late last night.
The deceased was identified as Satyanarayana Munda.
According to sources, the brutal incident occurred late last night while Satyanarayana was sleeping on the verandah outside his house when the accused muffled and later beheaded him before fleeing the spot with the head.
The matter came to light when locals and neighbours spotted the headless body lying in a pool of blood early on today morning and alerted the police about the same.
Ainthapali police along with a scientific team reached the spot and have sent the body to a local hospital for post mortem. Sambalpur SP also reached the spot and took stock of the situation.
Intensifying the investigation, cops along with scientific team and dog squad traced the accused and apprehended him. Following this, police also seized a bag from him that was stuffed with the severed head and the weapon of offence.
While the accused is being grilled by the cops today, he will be forwarded to the court tomorrow, sources said.