Man strangled to death over land dispute in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Phulbani: A man was allegedly strangled to death over a land dispute at Pipalpanga village under Sarangada police limits in Odisha’s Kandhamal district, last night.

The deceased has been identified as Jogeswar Pradhan. As per a complaint lodged by the son of Jogeswar with police, his father was sitting at the verandah of his house when Nojar Pradhan of the village scolded and thrashed him.

After Jogeswar fell down, Nojar stood on the former’s neck strangling him to death on the spot, the deceased’s son alleged, adding that the accused killed his father over land dispute.

Police have started investigation into the incident and efforts were on to trace and apprehend the accused, who absconded after committing the crime.

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