Cuttack: Police arrested a tenant for allegedly stabbing his house owner to death in Cuttack district last night.
The deceased has been identified as Amala Nayak, a resident of Ward No. 16 of Choudwar Municipality area.
According to sources, the accused identified as Babaji Moharana knocked the door of Nayak’s house late last night. As soon as Nayak opened the door the accused stabbed him indiscriminately with a sharp knife. He sustained grievous injuries on his neck and stomach.
Hearing the noise a woman and her daughter, tenants of the victim’s house, tried to save him, however, they were attacked.
The injured trio was immediately rushed to SCB Hospital in Cuttack where Nayak succumbed to the injuries.
Police have started investigation with arrest of the accused. Preliminary investigation suggests that it is fallout of a past enmity.