Father, brother arrested for killing youth

Konark: Two persons including father of a youth, who was killed yesterday night at Nalakana village, were arrested on Sunday on charges of beating the victim to death with an iron rod.

The arrested father, Sobani Ojha said, “When I saw the younger son in a drunken state trying to strangulate my elder son, I beaten up the youth to death with the iron rod.”

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Ojha added, “For the past five years, the younger son had been getting drunk and creating disturbances at house. Even after his love marriage, the youth had been beating his wife as well. Besides, he tried to kill me four times.”

Elaborating on the case, Gokul Chandra Das, IIC In-charge, Konark police station, said, “Preliminary probe showed family quarrel is the reason behind the murder. Details will be known once the probe gets over. The body has been sent for post-mortem.”