Father-Son Duo Killed In Gajapati Over Sorcery Suspicion

Gajapati: A man and his son were allegedly murdered over sorcery allegations at Muthguda village under Guluba panchayat in Gajapati district on Saturday night.

The deceased have been identified as Luka Dalabehera and his son Anaka. The duo had gone to inspect their cashew garden when they were attacked.

Luka died on the spot while Anaka rushed back home where he succumbed. According to preliminary reports, the crime was committed over suspicion of witchcraft being practiced by Luka and his son.

A team led by Sub Divisional Police Officer of R-Udayagiri Dilip Nayak, is investigating the murder with Mohana and Adaba police.