Man stabbed to death over banana theft in Odisha’s Nayagarh

Nayagarh: In a shocking incident, a man was allegedly stabbed to death by a person following a dispute over banana theft at Kadua village under Khandapada police limits in Odisha’s Nayagarh district, last night.

According to reports, accused Kathia Swain was stealing banana from a tree located in front of the house of one Panchanan Mallik in the village. In the meantime, Panchanan’s two sons– Ramesh and Babula tried to nab Kathia, but in vain as the accused managed to escape.

The two brothers then chased Kathia on a motorcycle and caught hold of him. The accused attacked the duo with a knife, stabbing Ramesh to death on the spot and leaving Babula grievously injured. The victim was admitted to the Nayagarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for treatment.

Police have detained Kathia for questioning while further investigation was underway.

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