Bhubaneswar: In a barbaric incident, a youth was mercilessly beaten to death by miscreants at Keshapur petrol pump near Khallikote in Ganjam district late on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Shankar Pahan of nearby Ramchandrapur village.
According to reports, a group of miscreants attacked Shankar with sticks all of a sudden and fled from the spot, leaving him severely injured. Locals rushed him to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to injuries. While the main reason behind the incident was yet to be known, it is suspected that past rivalry might have led to the incident.
On being informed, the Khallikote police have reached the spot and started investigations.