Mohana: A youth was hacked to death at Dambaguda village under Mohana police limits in Gajapati district last night as the suspected killer wanted to settle scores with his father for allegedly practising sorcery.
The deceased was identified as Mikhael Pradhan son of Magada Pradhan of the same village.
Pradhan lodged a complaint with Mohana police today against Masial Paricha of the village accusing him of killing his son in the village road, last night.
According to the complainant, Paricha held him responsible for the death of his son’s, who died due to dog bite. Paricha also claimed that the latter killed his son by black magic.
Fumed over the death of his son and in order to settle scores with him, Paricha murdered his son brutally with a sword when he was returning home last night, the FIR further stated.
On being informed, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.