Bhubaneswar: In a barbaric incident, a youth was allegedly beaten to death with an iron rod by a co-villager at Singarnunda village under Badagaon police limits in Sundargarh district last night.
The deceased was identified as Dadhi Sarpatia and accused as Ishwar Sarapatia. Ishwar has been detained by police, said reports.
While the exact reason behind the incident was yet to be known, it is suspected that extramarital relationship is stated to be the main reason. Dadhi was returning from a village pond after attending a call of nature when Ishwar intercepted him and attacked him with an iron rod all of a sudden. Dadhi died on the spot.
Acting on the complaint of family members, the police have seized the body and are interrogating Ishwar.