Man beaten to death due to gambling

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Berhampur: A 34-year-old man was beaten to death by one of his relatives at Jakara village under Ganjam districts Kabisurya Nagar police limit, about 60 km from here on Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Tuna Nahak, while Prafulla Nayak (34), one of the relations of the deceased in the same village allegedly killed him. The accused person was arrested, said inspector in charge, Kabisurya Nagar police station SLK Prasad.

The incident was suspected to be over gambling in the village on the Kumar Purnima night on Monday.

Difference between the two arose when the victim lost in the gambling. Tuna asked for his money from Prafulla despite losing in the gambling leading to a fight between them.

Though he was rushed to the hospital at Polsara, the doctors declared him as brought dead, police said.

Gambling was part of the celebration of the Kumar Purnima, a festival for youth in Ganjam district.

While Goddess Mahalaxmi (Goddess of Wealth) is worshipped during the day time, gambling dominates the festive night. People from all sections of the society take part in it.

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