Angul: An 18-year-old youth was allegedly hacked to death by his friend in Jarpada police limits in Angul district during a feast on the occasion of Diwali last evening.
While the deceased was identified as Lipu Sahu of Jeranga Dehuri Sahi, the accused has been identified as Shrikant Behera.
According to sources, Lipu engaged in a verbal duel with his friend Srikanth over some petty issues during the feast last evening. Following this, the later, in a fit of rage, attacked Lipu with an axe.
On being alerted about the incident, Lipu’s family members reached the spot and rushed him to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), but the doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.
Meanwhile, the accused, Srikant, confessed to his crime and surrendered before Jarpada police. A case has been registered against the accused regarding the same and an investigation is underway, sources said.