Ganjam: In a most bizarre incident, a person was killed while performing last rites of an acquaintance at a cremation ground in Ganjam district today.
According to sources, the incident occurred this morning when the villagers had gone to the crematorium to attend the last rites of a deceased.
However, an altercation ensued between two persons at the cremation ground over a dispute. The war of words turned ugly with the duo attacking each other. It ended with the death of a person after one attacked another with a wooden plank killing him on the spot.
Jarada police rushed to the spot and launched a probe into the incident.