Khurda: A youth was allegedly hacked to death by his cousin brother in a broad daylight at Deuli village under Begunia police limits in Khurda district on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Chinmaya Sahoo (23) of Deuli village. He was allegedly hacked to death by his cousin Niranjan Sahoo (43) over a suspected property dispute.
According to sources, Chinmaya was travelling on his motorcycle at around 11 am when Niranjan attacked him with sharp-edged weapons in the middle of the village and hacked him to death.
Upon being informed, the police rushed to the village and sent the body to the district headquarters hospital for post-mortem. A probe has been launched into the matter.
On the other hand, the accused and his family members fled the village after setting their house on fire. Firefighters rushed to the village and doused the flame.
According to family sources, Chinmaya’s marriage was fixed for February 24.