Bhubaneswar: In an incident of deterioration of law and order, a villager was killed after being attacked by a group of people at Nrutanga village under Mahanga police station in Cuttack district early this morning.
The deceased was identified as Bikash Kumar Jena.
According to reports, a group of people attacked Bikash following a quarrel erupted over paddy cutting between them. Bikash was rushed to a nearby hospital soon. However, he died during treatment there. A palpable tension has prevailed in the village now.
The family members of Bikash have lodged a murder complaint at the Mahanga PS. Acting on the complaint, police have started investigation.