Dhenkanal: Police recovered body of a youth laying in a pool of blood in his house in Govindpur area under Dhenkanal Sadar police limits in the district this morning.
Police have detained two persons in this connection for questioning with seizure of a blood-stained wooden plank.
According to sources, the deceased, identified as Pradip Mallik (40), who runs a tea stall at the village market, was alone at home last night as his wife and daughter have gone to visit his father-in-law’s house.
His elder brother Dipak Mallik (47) confessed before the police that last night he was drunk and ranting on different family issues. However, he has informed police that three masked people barged into the house and beat him to death.
Police have detained Dipak and his wife Laxi Mallik (37) for questioning on suspicion and probing the case with help of scientific team. The exact cause of the death of the deceased will be established soon, said Dhenkanal Sadar Police Station IIC Malay Nayak.