**Kendrapada: ** In a very gruesome incident, a 23-year-old man named Arvind Pradhan was hacked to death allegedly by three of his friends. There were deep cuts in head and hands of the deceased.
Arvind, a resident of Maasahani village under Aul police limits was working in a private firm in New Delhi. He had come home for holidays. On Tuesday night, he was having a merry time with three of his friends on the Narendrapur Ring Road here. They were probably consuming liquor as is evident by the presence of empty liquor bottles.
According to sources, a quarrel must have ensued between the four following which the there was a clash and three of his friends hacked him with a sharp weapon.
The family members are clueless regarding the motive of the murder. But some of the villagers believe it to be a murder related to a love affair.
“Prima facie investigation shows it is a murder. We have started the investigation and the culprits will be nabbed very soon,” said Maheswar Sethi, IIC, Aul P.S