Berhampur: A youth was hacked to death at Pratapur under Purusottampur police limits in Ganjam district this evening. The accused however has surrendered before the police.
The deceased has been identified as M Shibshankar Dora. Police said that the accused Jitu Reddy assaulted him with a sword over past enmity. “The victim was standing near his village when Reddy assaulted him multiple times. Dora died on the spot,” said a police official.
Police said that they have sent the body for postmortem. “The accused is currently being interrogated to ascertain the exact motive behind the crime,” said a police official.