Bhanjanagar, Apr 23: An elderly couple was allegedly hacked to death at a cashew orchard at Sisunda village under Jagannath Prasad police limits in Ganjam district today.
The deceased have been identified as Bhima Pradhan and his wife Sisula Pradhan.
Sources said that the couple was residing in a hut inside the cashew orchard and were earning their livelihood by selling cashews. Their son and daughter-in-law have visited them recently. On Friday morning locals spotted the bodies of the couple lying near their hut and informed the police subsequently.
On being informed the police reached the spot and sent the bodies for post-mortem.
However, the actual reason behind their murder is yet to be ascertained. Further investigation is underway.