The brutal murder of a youth by miscreants sparked tension at Khadal Sahi under Kodala Police limits in Ganjam district on Sunday.
As per reports, a group of miscreants allegedly attacked one Kalu Nahak with sharp weapons when he was returning home from a shop in the locality.
Nahak died on the spot while another youth, who tried to save Nahak from the attackers, reportedly sustained critical injuries in the attack. He is now undergoing treatment in a hospital and his condition is said to be critical.
Though the exact reason behind the killing is not clear, it is suspected that Nahak was killed over some past rivalry.
Following the incident, irate over the broad day light murder, locals set three houses of the accused on fire.
The mob also staged a demonstration by blocking the main road in the area.
Keeping in view the palpable tension in the area, adequate police force has been deployed and further investigation into the incident is underway.
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