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Odisha man axes father-in-law to death over petty issue

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Boudh: A 45-year-old man allegedly hacked his father-in-law to death at Sarasara village in Odisha’s Boudh district today over a minor issue.

According to reports, an exchange of words took place between Ghundu Barik (72), the deceased, and Pankaj Sethi, the accused, this morning over shifting of harvested paddy to safe place in view of the possible rainfall due to cyclonic storm ‘PHETHAI’ over southwest Bay of Bengal.

Losing his cool, Pankaj attacked Ghundu at the latter’s head with an axe leading to his father-in-law’s death on the spot.

Though the accused tried to flee the spot after the incident, locals chased and nabbed him. They later handed him over to police.

Cops have seized the body for post-mortem and started investigation into the matter. Worth mentioning, Pankaj was staying at Ghundu’s house for the last 20 years.