Saswat Singhdeo

Angul: An 85-year-old man was allegedly murdered by his son and grandson after he refused to give them money in Santhapada village under Talcher police limits in Angul on Sunday.

According to sources, the victim Goura Naik had turned down the demand of his 50-year-old son Gangadhar Naik and grandson 19-year-old  Devbrat Naik when they asked him for some money. Irked over the refusal, both the accused lost their cool and attacked Goura with a sharp weapon.

The attack was so brutal that Goura's right eye was gouged out. Later, the elderly man succumbed. Subsequently, Talcher police arrested both the accused and seized Goura's body.

As per sources, Devbrat had been arrested several times in past in connection with multiple criminal cases and recently he was freed from jail.

Investigation is on, police sources said.