Youth bludgeoned to death in Ganjam

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Ganjam: The body of a youth who was allegedly bludgeoned to death last night was found in Kharavela Nagar under Sadar police limits in Berhampur in Ganjam district on Wednesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Pradeep Behera of Brajanagar. He had left home last evening but did not returned.

According to sources, Pradeep’s body was spotted by locals today morning dumped on the roadside following which the locals informed the deceased’s family about the incident.

Later, police reached the crime scene and launched a probe. Prima facie investigation suggested that Pradeep was hammered to death.

According to previous police reports, Pradeep had filed an FIR with police against one Tuna Panda, for allegedly opening fire at him. Cops also stated that Pradeep had cases pending against him in the police station.

Though the exact reason behind the alleged murder is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the miscreants had bludgeoned Pradeep over past enmity, police said. While the body has been sent for postmortem, an investigation into the matter is underway, the police added.

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