Deogarh, May 18: In an unfortunate incident, a man allegedly hacked his son to death in an inebriated state following a heated argument in the Deogarh district late last night.
The deceased has been identified as Golbadan Patra (32).
As per reports, the incident took place in Gunduripasi village within Deogarh police limits when Muchi Patra, the accused, returned home drunk.
Thereafter, a verbal duel broke out between Golbadan and his father over some issue which later escalated into a heated argument. Subsequently, Muchi, in a fit of rage, hacked his son with a sharp-edged weapon.
As a result, he sustained grave injuries and succumbed to them on the spot.
On being alerted, Deogarh police rushed to the spot and recovered the body from a pool of blood. A case has been registered and the body has been sent for post-mortem to a nearby hospital.
Police have detained the accused for questioning and also recovered the blood-soaked weapon of offence.
Further investigation is underway to unearth other details, said a police official.