Rayagada: One person was killed in a misfire during wild boar hunting near Khaliajodi village under Andirakanch police station limits of Rayagada districts.
19 people from Khaliajodi village had set out for hunting wild boar yesterday. One of them got shot after getting confused with the wild animal. The deceased has been identified as Khageswar Jhadia.
To cover up the issue, the villagers got together and were about to cremate the body when the police arrived.
Rayagada SP Saravana Vivek M informed that they received a tip-off of the incident and interrupted the cremation. They sent the body for post mortem.
The police team also took into custody 18 people involved and seized the gun. A probe is underway.