Ganjam: Mutilated body of a businessman, allegedly murdered, was recovered from an orchard near Lunidhipa village under Jagannath Prasad police limits in Ganjam district on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Balakrishna Sahi (35) of Itamati Champeitpur village under the same police limits.
According to sources, a few locals spotted the body on the side of a road near a cashew orchard following which they alerted other villagers and the police. Villagers later identified the body of the man as Balakrishna Sahi.
Police reached the spot and sent the body for postmortem.
Prima facie investigation indicated that Balakrishna was bludgeoned to death by a few miscreants, police said.
Though the cause of the murder is yet to be ascertained, police suspected that the murder might have occurred over past enmity, sources said.