Puri: Three members of a family were allegedly hacked to death over past enmity near Pattnaikiya Chhak under Satyabadi police station in Puri district.
The deceased were identified as Krushna Behera, Panchu Behera and Purna Behera.
As per reports, the miscreants hacked the trio with sharp weapons in full public glare.
Meanwhile, demanding immediate arrest of the miscreants, locals blocked the road at Pattnaikiya disrupting vehicular movement on Puri-Bhubaneswar National Highway.
Sources said police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the mob to ensure smooth flow of the traffic in view of the Adhar Pana rituals of Lord jagannath and His siblings.
Police sent the bodies to Puri District headquarters Hospital (DHH) for post-mortem and started an investigation.