A man sleeping in footpath was hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at the College Square area in the city on Saturday night.
The man has been identified as Sanatan Das of Jagatsinghpur. Miscreants also attacked a woman staying near Das and left her severely injured. The woman has been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition.
Upon being informed, a team of police led by Cuttack Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pratik Singh reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident.
According to reports, Das was a day labourer. He has been staying in the footpath for some days. The woman has also left her home following an altercation and she was leaving with Das in the footpath. The locals suspect, the husband of the woman could have murdered Das.
“We have started an investigation into the incident. The condition of the injured woman is now stable. We have questioned her about the incident. Hopefully we will be able to arrest the assaulters soon,” said Singh.
(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)