Berhampur: A youth was beaten to death on late Thursday near a petrol pump at Keshapur under Khallikote police limits of the district. It is suspected to be a case of an act of vengeance.
The deceased has been identified as Shankar Pahan of Ramachandrapur.
The incident occurred at about 10-11 pm last night in vicinity to a petrol pump at Keshapur.
Police reports suggest, two to three miscreants pounded upon Shankar. They attacked the deceased with wooden planks and even bricks. He was left to die in a bloodied state.
Upon getting information, Khallikote police rushed to the spot and sent the body for autopsy. A probe had been initiated and initial reports suggest that Shankar’s love affair might be the cause of his death.