Bhubaneswar: A youth in his mid-twenties, Pritam Routray was brutally murdered near Puri Canal at Hanspal area under Balianta police limits here on Friday night.
Pritam was attacked by an unidentified youth with sharp weapon following a scuffle between the duo. The attacker fled from the spot on his motorcycle after committing the crime.
A team of senior police officials rushed to the spot and have started investigation. While the reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, preliminary probe hints at past rivalry, said sources.