Youth hacked to death in Cuttack, five detained

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Cuttack: In yet another gruesome incident, a youth has been brutally hacked to death by unknown miscreants here, police informed on Friday. The deceased has been identified as auto driver Purna Chandra Mohanty, a resident of Ghatakula Sahi area of Cuttack.

Following the incident, police department have detained five persons and further investigations are on.

“We are looking at every aspect of the murder and further investigations are on to solve the case,” Cuttack DCP Praveen Kumar said.

As per reports, the incident took place on Thursday night when Purna had been to a club near his house. He had been to the club to spend the night on the eve of Ganesh Puja but Purna was attacked when he was out of the club house for some work at around 12 in the midnight.

He was attacked by a sharp weapon as a result he received severe injuries on his face and head thereby causing him profuse bleeding.

Following the incident, Purna was rushed to SCB Medical College and Hospital for medical assistance but the doctors declared him “brought dead”.

Meanwhile, family members of the deceased have pointed fingers at the family of a woman with whom Purna had an affair. The romantic relationship did not come to a end even after the woman’s marriage with another man.

“They had come to our house in his absence and had warned me. As I was unaware of the issue I had said them that I would dissuade my son from doing anything wrong. But they murdered my son. It’s Babuli who is behind my son’s death,” Purna Chandra’s mother Raj Lakshmi Mohanty said.

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