Betnati, Apr 2: The Betnati police arrested two persons for killing a fisherman and burying him in a pond at Dhanosala village under Bhagabatchandrapur gram panchayat in Mayubhanjh district today.
The deceased has been identified as Santosh Bhakta.
According to the police report, on Wednesday Santosh had gone to catch fish in a pond which was taken on lease by Giridhari Singh for fish farming. On finding that, Giridhari and his two sons opposed him to do so. Subsequently, an argument broke out between them following which Giridhari along with his two sons brutally attacked Santosh making him unconscious. The accused then tied Santosh with the fishing net and buried him inside the pond.
On Thursday, some locals spotted the floating body in the pond while they were bathing and informed the police. On being informed, the police reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem. After preliminary investigation, the police arrested the two accused on Friday while one of them managed to flee away.