Beggar’s son found dead; mother alleges murder

Berhampur: Hema Nayak used to beg and take care of her ailing son with the hope that he would get well soon. But Hema’s hopes were shattered after her son was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Lohachakhanda river bridge at Sankha Sahi in Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Laxmana Nayak of Sankha Sahi.

As per reports, locals found the body of Nayak hanging with a plastic rope with his hands being tied and alerted police. Suspecting foul play, Hema pleaded for a detailed probe in connection with the incident.

“I used to beg and take care of my son. His health condition was not good. He has been murdered. I request to arrest the people behind the gruesome killing of my son,” said Hema.

Laxmana’s hands were tied and it clearly indicates that he has been murdered, alleged a local, adding that an investigation into the incident must be initiated to give justice to the aggrieved mother.

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Meanwhile, senior police are yet to comment on the incident.