Angul: In a tragic incident a half burnt body of a youth found from a cave in Badajambua hill at Pallahara area in the district on Sunday morning.
According to sources, the deceased has been identified as Khageswar Pradhan, a resident of Resalia village under Khamar police limits.
Pradhan had gone missing since Friday, the sources added. The murder is suspected to be an outcome of past enmity.
Biswanath Pradhan, father of the deceased alleged a case is pending against Jogi Mahakudha and he might have killed.
“My son went to watch ‘danda’ along with some villagers but did not return home. His associates said that he went to Jambua. My grandson found blood stains and his father’s slippers lying there in the morning while he was going to tuition,” he added.
Meanwhile, police have detained six persons in connection with the murder case and started an investigation.