Balangir: A youth was allegedly beaten to death by his elder brother over family feud at Dapmal village in Patnagarh area of Odisha’s Balangir district today.
A heated exchange of words ensued between Buddhadev Pradhan, the deceased, and his elder brother over a family dispute. It soon took an ugly turn as the elder brother started thrashing Buddhadev with bamboo sticks and iron rods leading to his death on the spot.
On being informed, police reached the spot, seized the body for post-mortem and started investigation.
As many as 11 members of the family, including 2 women, have been detained by police for questioning.