Bhubaneswar: Residents in Pahala area on the outskirts of the city were left in a state of panic today after a security guard was found dead with throats slit near a marble company.
The deceased has been identified as Gadadhar Swain. He was working as a watchman at the marble factory.
The death came to fore after some locals found Swain in a pool of blood inside a building located next to the marble company where he worked early in the morning and called up police.
After reaching the spot police found grievous cut mark on the neck of the victim and also recovered a sharp weapon by the side of the body pointing at murder by some miscreants post a brawl.
Later, angry locals blocked NH-5 protesting the killing and demanded immediate arrest of the accused involved in the case.
While the body has been sent for autopsy, the Commissionerate Police has deployed adequate number of police persons at the site to maintain law and order situation.