Berhampur: Mutilated body of a person was found at a cashew orchard near Lunidhipa village under Jagannath Prasad police limits in Odisha’s Ganjam district today. The deceased has been identified as Balakrushna Sahu (35), a businessman of Itamati area.
Villagers spotted the body this morning and informed police about it. The body was recovered by cops and sent for post-mortem. Investigation into the incident is underway.
It is suspected that Balakrushna might have been murdered over business rivalry, though the actual reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained. The circumstances under which the body was found indicate that he was thrashed to death.
A motorcycle and a sledgehammer have been seized from the spot, police sources said.