Bhadrak: A 24-year-old youth was allegedly hacked to death by his brother in law at Shaidabada village under Haripur panchayat in Bhadrak district on Saturday morning over suspected family dispute.
The deceased has been identified as Salim Khan (35) of the same village, while the accused was identified as Bhalu Khan.
According to sources, Salim had gone to attend the natures call to nearby river embankment early in the morning where he was allegedly attacked by his brother-in-law.
Some villagers alleged that a quarrel had ensued between the duo over some family issue following which accused Bhalu killed his brother-in-law Salim brutally.
Tension prevailed in the area over the murder and irate villagers torched the accused’s house and two auto rickshaws. Besides, the locals also staged a road blockade at Shaidabada by placing the body on the road.
On being informed, police reached the spot and seized the body for post-mortem.
According to available information, the police have detained the accused for interrogation while further investigation into the matter is underway.