Keonjhar: Unidentified miscreants allegedly murdered a truck owner by slitting his throat with sharp weapons at Brahmanipal in Anandpur of Keonjhar district today.
The deceased was identified as Niranjan Sahu (35). He was staying at his in-laws’ house at Jardapala under Kiajhar Gram Panchayat in the district.
According to sources, the miscreants called Niranjan out of the home and attacked him with sharp weapons and killed him by slitting his throat.
Though the exact reason behind the murder is yet to be established, business rivalry is suspected have led to the murder.
Meanwhile, local police reached the spot and sent the body to Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for post-mortem and started an investigation into the mishap.
On the other hand, irate local villagers staged road blockade at Brahmanipal demanding immediate arrest of accused involved in the murder. Vehicular movement was affected due to the road blockade. Police were trying to pacify the agitation.