Puri, July 14 (LocalWire): In a gruesome daylight murder akin to Bollywood thrillers, three brothers were murdered on the Bhubaneswar-Puri state highway, sparking off tension in Satyabadi police station area of Puri district today.
The miscreants pulled out the brothers from a roadside eatery (dhaba) and hacked them to death with sharp-edged weapons at around 5 pm at Pattnayika chowk.
Security was beefed up and armed police deployed at the spot but locals blocked the highway and vehicular traffic was disrupted.
Eyewitnesses said the assailants unleashed a reign of terror as they went on a killing spree that lasted for 15 minutes and then sped away on motorcycles.
The dhaba from which the victims were dragged was packed with customers but all scurried for cover and didn’t come to the rescue of the victims.
The brothers have been identified as Purnachandra Behera, Krushna Chandra Behera and Panchu Behera, police said.