Baripada: A man was allegedly beaten to death by son in Dobha village under Badampahada police limits of Mayurbhanj district on Friday afternoon. As per reports, the deceased, identified as Gopal Nayak (50) was taking rest at home. His son, Jiten Nayak reached the house in an inebriated condition and got into an argument with Gopal over some issues.
In a fit of rage, Jiten thrashed Gopal with a lathi. Following this, Gopal died on the spot.
After receiving information, the Badampahada Police accompanied by scientific team reached the spot and collected evidence. After sending the body for post mortem, the police registered a case and detained Jiten for questioning.
Locals said rampant liquor sale is leading to increase in criminal activities in the area.