Balasore: A security guard was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants at his house in Badbil village under Nilagiri PS limits in Balasore district late last night.
The deceased was identified as Bijay Singh (40) of Kesura village under Jamudiha panchayat.
According to sources, unknown men allegedly barged into Bijay’s house when he was alone late last night and attacked him with a sharp weapon resulting in his death on the spot.
Reportedly, the deceased’s wife was not present at the house as she had gone to her parental house yesterday.
On being informed, Nilagiri police along with the scientific team reached the spot and launched a probe. The body was then seized and sent to the local hospital for post-mortem, sources added.
While the actual reason behind the brutal murder is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that past rivalry is the reason behind the attack, said a police official.