Jajpur: Jajpur police has detained a youth on charge of killing his 80-year-old father at Kamarsahi village under Dasarathpur block in the district this morning over a land dispute.
The deceased has been identified as Radheshyam Behera and the accused as Pramod Behera.
According to sources, Radheshyam and his younger son Pramod had been indulged in a fighting over a long-standing land dispute. The case was in the court of law and a prohibitory order under Section-144 of CrPC was clamped on the disputed land of the family restricting both from using it.
On Sunday night, the duo indulged into a war of words over the issue and it took an ugly turn when the duo resorted to attack each other with wooden sticks. Later, they were admitted to Mangalpur Community Health Centre (CHC) being critically injured where Radheshyam succumbed to his injuries.