Banki, Feb 15: Two persons including the husband of Brahmapura sarpanch were hacked to death by miscreants near Jokalanji under Banki police station limits in Cuttack district this evening.
The deceased have been identified as Aditya Ransingh and Bhagaban Swain. Police said that Bhagaban was the husband of Brahmapura sarpanch while Ransingh was a journalist by profession.
As per reports, the victims were returning after attending a meeting at the Banki block office when miscreants assaulted both of them with sharp edged weapons. Both of them succumbed to their injuries at the nearest hospital.
Though the motive behind the double murder is yet to be ascertained, past enmity is suspected to be the reason behind the crime. Police have started an investigation into the incident.