Crime

Man murdered near Kuakhai River, face smashed with hammer

Kuakhai

Bhubaneswar: In yet another tragic incident in the state capital, a man has been brutally murdered and his body was found near the Kuakhai River bed under Mancheswar police limits.

The deceased identified as Bijay Behera (45) of Daya Bihar at Kanasa in Puri district was known to be fisherman by profession.

Sources said, locals witnessed a body lying abandoned on the Kuakhai River bed this morning and immediately informed the police control room.

On being informed, Mancheswar police reached the spot and recovered the body. The body has been sent to the Capital Hospital for post mortem.

There are several injury marks over head and face of the deceased. It is suspected that the victim’s face was hit with a hammer several times. The merciless killing is suspected to have occurred due to a past enmity, said a police official. Mancheswar Police have registered an unnatural death case in this regard.

 

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