Balangir: An employee of an Odia newspaper was allegedly hacked to death near Mahalaxmi Nagar in Odisha’s Balangir town late last night.
The deceased has been identified as Pratap Chandra Mahapatra of Jagatsinghpur district. He was working as a Circulation Executive of an Odia daily.
The incident took place around 1 AM when Mahapatra was heading towards his office. A group of miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons, which resulted in his death on the spot.
Though the reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, police suspect that he might have been killed over loot attempt.
Police have started investigation into the incident and detained three persons for questioning.