Auto driver found dead, murder suspected

KalingaTV News Network

Kendrapara: An auto-rickshaw driver was brutally thrashed to death by unidentified miscreants who also slit his throat in Damarpur village under Pattamundai block in the district last night.

The deceased has been identified as Rashmi Ranjan Dash.

Rashmi who was earning his livelihood by driving an auto-rickshaw in Pattamundai area was found lying dead near a farmland adjacent to a river embankment in Damarpur village early in the morning. His auto-rickshaw was also found parked nearby. Some passers-by spotted the dead body and called up Pattamundai Police.

Police have seized the body and started probe into the incident.

“We would take the help of dog squad and scientific team in the investigation process as it appears to be a case of murder from the preliminary investigation. Grievous cut marks were found on the throat of the victim,” said Pramod Mallick, IIC, Pattamundai Police Station who reached the spot later in the morning.

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