Kantabanjhi, May 20: An 8-year-old minor boy was hacked to death by sharp edged weapons over property dispute at Pandaren village under Turkela police limits in Balangir district today.
The deceased has been identified as Parameswar Gahir.
According to the police, the accused Jiten Poda asked the deceased’s brother Dhanpat Gahir to give him a piece of land free of cost to which he denied. Irate over the denial, Jiten attacked Gahir with sharp edged weapons while he had gone to visit his farmland making him critically injured this morning. Further, he went on to attack Gahir’s minor brother Parameswar who was already present at the fields following which he succumbed to the injuries at the spot.
Later, the police reached the spot and sent the body for postmortem. They have also detained the accused for further investigation.