Behrampur, May 15: In a gory incident a liquor trader was brutally murdered by some miscreants over past enmity in the Polasara area of Ganjam district on late Saturday night.
The deceased has been identified as Bikash Sahu.
According to sources, Sahu who ran a liquor store in the Polasara area had developed enmity with other liquor traders over business rivalry.
On late Saturday night, Sahu was attacked by some unidentified miscreants near the Polasara Nodal High School while he was headed back home from his store at around 11:30 pm.
On being informed about the incident, the police reached the spot and rushed Sahu to the local hospital. However, the doctor declared Sahu dead on arrival.
The police suspect that Sahu was murdered over rivalry in the liquor business.
The police have also informed that an investigation has been launched into the incident and the deceased’s body has been sent for autopsy.