Bhubaneswar, March 28 (LocalWire): Tension prevailed at Pahala on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar after a security guard was allegedly found murdered in the area today.
Locals blocked the National Highway passing through the area for several hours demanding compensation and immediate arrest of the accused involved in the murder.
Vehicular traffic came to a standstill on both sides of the highway after the blockade.
The body of Gadadhar Swain (48), who worked as a security guard in a marble store, was found with his throat slit.
Family members of the deceased, a native of Cuttack Sadar, alleged involvement of the marble store owner behind the murder.
“We called him several times in the morning but he did not pick up the phone. We immediately rushed to the factory, but the owner fled from the spot after seeing us. We found Gadadhar in pool of blood. So we strongly suspect involvement of the owner in the murder,” alleged a relative of Swain.
Senior police officials, including Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Kumar Sahoo, made a spot visit for further investigation.
Police have found a kitchen knife which is believed to be the weapon of offence near the body.
“ We have detained a few employees of the shop and are further interrogating them,” said Sahoo.