Sundargarh: In a shocking incident, an elderly man was beaten to death while his wife sustained critical injuries in an attack by their grandson at Sipokachha village under Lephripada police limits on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Arjuna Pradhan.
According to sources, Padmalochan, grandson of Arjun and Phula Pradhan, had an altercation with his grandparents over some family dispute in the morning today.
In a fit of rage, Padmalochan attacked his grandparents with a log of wood causing the death of Arjun on the spot. His grandmother sustained critical injuries in the attack, the sources added.
On being informed about the incident, Lephripada police station office in-charge Jagdish Bara rushed to spot and send Phula to a hospital.
Till the last report came in, police has detained Padmolochan and started an investigation into the matter.