Berhampur, Oct 29: A man allegedly stabled his friend to death after a fight over a petty issue in Ganjam district, police said on Wednesday.
The accused Shiba Mandal and the victim Gouranga Mandal of Panchama village, both masons by profession, had collected pending wages before Durga Puja and a fight erupted between the two in connection with the money.
Shiba lost his cool and attacked Gourang to death. The family launched a frantic search for him but in vain after he went missing on Monday.
His body was found floating in the village river on Wednesday.
The family members lodged a complaint at police station and police launched a probe recovering the body.