Man axed to death over past rivalry in Ganjam

Berhampur: A man was axed to death over suspected past rivalry at Golia village under Buguda police limits in Ganjam district on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Minaketan Samal.

According to sources, Samal was in his house when another man of the village identified as Rama Dalei barged into the house and allegedly attacked Samal with an axe.

Critically injured in the attack, Samal was initially rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

On receiving information, Buguda police reached the spot and initiated an investigation. Prima facie it is suspected that the attack might be a fallout of past rivalry and some monetary transactions, said sources.

Meanwhile, a complaint has been lodged and police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused who is currently absconding.