Bhanjanagar: A youth was beaten to death allegedly by a group of people at Hatighoda village under Sorada police limits in Ganjam district on Wednesday night.
The youth, Arun Gouda of the same locality, post his return from out of Odisha was kept in institutional quarantine. After his return, an argument had ensued between him and some youths of the village over some petty issue. The situation turned violent after they attacked Gouda resulting in his death on the spot.
On being informed, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter. The body was seized and sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.
While the exact cause behind the murder of the youth is yet to be ascertained, a probe into the matter is underway.