Keonjhar: In a barbaric incident, an elderly couple was allegedly hacked to death by unidentified miscreants at Godhipada under Ghatagaon Police limits in Keonjhar district late last night.
The deceased couple has been identified as Ramai Munda (69) and his wife Champa Munda (64).
According to sources, the matter came to light after locals spotted the blood-soaked bodies early on today morning and immediately alerted the cops about the same.
Reportedly, the incident occurred last night while the couple was fast asleep on the courtyard of their house as their son-in-law, Mathai Munda, was sleeping inside the house.
However, few unidentified miscreants locked Mathai inside the house following which they attacked the couple with sharp weapons. They died on the spot after bleeding profusely.
On being informed, local police reached the spot along with a scientific team and launched a probe. The bodies have been sent to a hospital for post-mortem.
Though the exact reason behind their murder is yet to be ascertained, it is said that the couple used to practice witchcraft that might have triggered the killed.