Berhampur: Ganjam Police arrested 14 persons on charges of beating a migrant returnee to death in Hatigada village under Sorada police limits in the district on Thursday.
Based on a complaint filed by father of the deceased, Arun Gouda, police swung into action and arrested the 14 villagers and proper investigation.
As per reports, Arun was working in Kerala and returned to Hatigada village following restrictions due to COVID-19. On Tuesday, he attended a reception feast oragnised by one Banshi Gouda’s son. During the feast Arun had arguments with four youths of the village over some trivial issues. But the tension was pacified following intervention of other villagers and Arun returned home.
Later, the matter aggravated in the evening and in the same day more than 14 youths called Arun out his home and attacked him with wooden planks. Due to excess bleeding, Arun died on the spot.
Though police started investigating into the on basis of the complaint filed by deceased’s father, reasons behind the attack is yet to be known, a police official said.
Scientific team also reached the spot today and carried out an investigation.