Chitrakonda, Jan 14: A youth has been arrested for allegedly killing his friend over a petty issue in Malkangiri district, police said on Tuesday.
The incident took place yesterday at Ranginiguda village under Chitrakonda police limits.
According to police, two friends Maheswar and Jagabandhu of Kudumuluguma area had come to a relative’s house on the occasion of a local festival.
Both were watching TV when the family members were celebrating the festival outside.
A quarrel ensued between them over a petty issue following which Maheswar slit throat of Jagabandhu with a sharp weapon and fled from the spot.
Family members found Jagabandhu in a pool of blood and informed police about the incident.