Sanjeev Kumar Pradhan

Malkangiri: A youth was stabbed to death over an alleged extramarital affair at MPV-38 village in Malkangiri district late on Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Niranjan Sardar of MPV-4 village.

According to sources, Sardar was returning home after watching ‘jatra’ at Bhejingigua village last night when a man identified as Samir Bairagi intercepted and attacked him with a sharp weapon resulting in his death on the spot.

After receiving information, Kalimela police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the incident. Meanwhile, police have arrested the accused and sent the body for post mortem.

Preliminary probe suggests that the attack was a fall out of the illicit relationship between Sardar and the wife of the accused Samir. After interrogation, the accused has confessed of killing Sardar.

Meanwhile, police have initiated further investigation into the incident.