Puri: A youth was allegedly hacked to death near Koruo Chhakk under Sadar police limits in Puri district following a group clash here.
The deceased was identified as Tulu Biswal of Kanthapur area.
According to sources, the incident took place last night when an altercation erupted between two groups of Kanthapur and Golasahi over sand smuggling. However, the argument turned ugly after the Golasahi group chased Tulu and killed him using a sharp weapon.
On being informed, local police reached the spot and seized the body for post mortem.
Cops have also initiated a probe into the matter, sources said.