Rayagada, Oct 13: The Ambadola police today arrested a 25-year-old youth for allegedly killing a 50-year-old man.
The accused has been identified as Bira Keshari Basari, a resident of Kutrupali village under the police limits.
According to police, one Bijay Patra was returning to his house at Gajakupuli through Kutrupali passed a degrading comment to the accused Bira Keshari Basari near Kutrupali Govt School regarding his family on Oct 10.
Hearing this, there was a verbal duel broke out between them.
Prior to this incident, there was a dispute between the father of accused and Bijay Patra on the same matter also there was previous animosity between Bira Keshari and Bijay.
The accused followed the deceased and committed murder on his way to his house at Gajakupuli by overpowering and throttling his neck by means of his wearing apparels and constricted his neck using kicks causing death in the evening at around 8pm.
The concealed wearing apparels of the accused were also seized.