Puri: Severed head of a person and remaining part of the body were found near Odataraboi Chhak on Delanga-Pipli road in Odisha’s Puri district last night. The deceased has been identified as Duryodhan Senapati (40) of Indipur village under Satyabadi police limits in the district.
According to eyewitnesses, the two body parts were thrown out of an auto-rickshaw having no registration number plate around 9.40 PM.
As the locals started chasing the vehicle, the driver, who was reportedly drunk, lost control over the wheels after which the three-wheeler rammed into a tree.
While the locals nabbed the driver, another person present inside the vehicle managed to escape. On being informed by them, Delanga police reached the spot and detained the driver, identified as Satyanarayan Senapati.
Shockingly, the detainee is the cousin of the deceased, reports said. Investigation into the matter is underway.