Man hacks elder cousin to death in Odisha

Bhawanipatna: A man allegedly killed his elder cousin brother at Pandi village under Bhawanipatna Sadar police limits in Kalahandi district today.

The deceased has been identified as Ghasiram Takaria. However , the exact reason behind the alleged murder is yet to be asceratined.

Sources said a verbal duel ensued between Ghasiram and his cousin Maradev over some issues this morning. The heated argument later took a violent turn when Maradev, in a fit of rage, attacked his elder cousin with an axe. Ghasiram, who sustained a grave injury in his neck during the attack, died on the spot.

Maradev’s wife Manjulata also sustained injuries while trying to stop the accused from attacking Ghasiram., She was later admitted to a hospital in Bhawanipatna for treatment.

Meanwhile, a police team reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem. The cops also launched a probe into the incident besides detaining the accused for interrogation.

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