Dhenkanal, Feb 20: An elderly man was beaten to death by a group of men after he objected to their indecent remarks and gestures directed towards his granddaughter in Kankadasoda village under Parjang Police Station in Dhenkanal district yesterday.
The deceased has been identified as a resident of the same locality.
As per the report, the victim was en-route to her home after attending classes in the afternoon when the incident took place. A group of men allegedly passed lewd remarks to her which was noticed by her grandfather.
As the grandfather opposed the act of the youths, a verbal duel erupted between the two sides subsequently and in a fit of rage the accused thrashed the elderly man mercilessly.
Even the father of the victim girl was not spared by the accused and beaten up severely after reaching the spot to intervene in the matter.
Parjang Police rescued the victim duo in critical condition and rushed to the local Community Health Centre (CHC) in critical condition. While both were shifted to Mendapal hospital later, the grandfather of the victim succumbed under treatment.
No arrests have been made in connection with the case so far.