Elderly man’s mutilated body found in pond in Odisha’s Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Body of an elderly man was found in a pond in a mutilated condition at Kanjiapala village under Dhamnagar police limits in Odisha’s Bhadrak district, today.

The deceased has been identified as Purnachandra Prusti. According to reports, he had gone to his farmland last night to guard vegetables cultivated by him. However, villagers spotted his body floating in the pond this morning.

On being informed by locals, police reached the village, recovered the body for post-mortem and started investigation. The body bore multiple injury marks and bruises. Though the reason behind his death is yet to be ascertained, his family members have alleged that he was murdered.

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