Rourkela, Jan 18: An elderly man was killed and his house was set on fire over past enmity in Patamunda village under the Mahulpada police limits in the district.
The deceased has been identified as Kalia Dehuri of the village.
According to reports, while Kalia had gone his farmland in the morning, one Tanguru Giri of the village killed him with a sharp weapon in the farmland over past enmity. Later, Tanguru set house of Kalia on fire.
Police reached the spot and recovered the body and sent it for autopsy. The accused Tanguru Giri has been detained by the police for interrogation.