Kalahandi: A man was allegedly hacked to death by his elder brother in Kumbharbabu village under Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi district, police said today.
While the deceased was identified as Nath Majhi, his accused brother has been identified as Reege Majhi.
According to sources, the duo entered into a verbal argument over the financial issues. However, it took an ugly turn when the accused elder brother, in a fit of rage, attacked the younger one with an axe, killing him on the spot.
On being informed, police reached and sent the body for postmortem. An investigation into the matter is underway, the police said.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by the deceased’s wife, the accused has been detained for interrogation, said inspector-in-charge Kanhucharan Swain.