Puri, Feb 6: A youth was found lying in a pool of blood near Benugaon UGME School under Kanasa block in Puri district on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Raghunath Mohanty.
Locals spotted the body and informed police, who rushed to the spot and seized the body along with a blood stained stone and a vehicle.
Four persons have been detained in this connection.
He was stoned to death by some miscreants over past enmity, family members alleged.
The family members have filed a murder case at Kanasa police station.
The incident took place late last night when he was going to Cuttack, police said.