Bhubaneswar: In a grisly incident, a man bludgeoned his friend to death by smashing him with a boulder near Rajmahal Square in Bapujinagar area under Capital police station limits of the city today evening.
The deceased has been identified as one Trinath, police said.
The Commissionerate Police have seized the body and arrested the accused from the spot.
The accused has been identified as Narayan Sahu, a native of Laxmipur in Koraput district, police said.
Both worked as daily labourers and lived on the footpath.
“The two had an altercation over a trivial issue following which Narayan pushed Trinath who fell on the ground. Later Narayan hit him with a boulder leaving him profusely bleeding on the spot. We rushed him to the hospital where he was declared dead,” informed Manas Gadnayak ACP (Zone I).