The deceased has been identified as Raghunath Jena (85).
As per the report, Raghunath was sleeping on the veranda of his house last night to get respite from summer heat when the assailants stuck. They killed him by inflicting grievous head injury with sharp weapons.
After some neighbours intimated Remuna Police about the incident, it reached the spot and sent the body for autopsy.
While the motive of the miscreants behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, an illicit love affair is being suspected for the same.
Police have detained the son and daughter-in-law of the deceased for questioning.