Bargarh: In a shocking incident, a man was allegedly hacked to death in his sleep with an axe while his minor daughter sustained critical injuries in the attack on Friday night.
The incident took place at Khairipalli in Ambabhona tehsil of Bargarh district. The minor girl was shifted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla in Sambalpur from Bargarh in a critical condition on Saturday morning.
According to sources, the deceased, whose identity was not ascertained immediately, was working as a cluster resource coordinator (CRC) and staying at Khairipalli along with his daughter. It is yet to be ascertained in which circumstances the father-daughter duo was attacked.
While the deceased originally hailed from Attabira block in Bargarh district, he was staying at Khairipalli with his daughter.
The police detained one person in connection with the murder and interrogated him in the custody. Further investigation into the case is underway, the police said.