Ganjam: An ITI student of Sardhapur village under Dharakota police limits in Ganjam district died after being allegedly attacked by a group of local youths. The deceased has been identified as Chili Gouda of the same village.
According to sources, the incident took place when some youths attacked Gouda with sharp weapons, while the latter was grazing his cattle in a nearby field.
Some locals spotted the student lying in a pool of blood and rushed him to Asika hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
The deceased’s family members later lodged a complaint in the police station alleging that some local youths are behind the attack.
While an investigation into the case is underway, it is suspected that Chili was murdered on the pretext of past enmity, said the police.