Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (Localwire) Three persons including an elderly couple were hacked to death in separate cases of murder in Odisha’s Cuttack and Dhenkanal district.
A 32-year-old man was allegedly murdered with one of his eyes gouged by the assailants at Nihalprasad in Dhenkanal district last night.
The deceased has been identified as Purna Chandra Behera, a labourer of a local stone crusher unit, police said adding that investigation is underway to crack the crime.
In another case of coldblooded murder, bodies of an elderly couple were found lying in a poll of blood at their house in Baliswar locality under Madhupatna police station jurisdiction of Cuttack city.
The killers had used sharp edged knife like objects to slit the throats to execute the murder. A special squad constituted for the purpose is on the job to identify the assailants and arrest them at the earliest, said Cuttack Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Akhileshvar Singh.