A group of people in the village was suspecting Luka of practicing black magic and harming them for past few years.
R Udaygiri, Jun 13: In yet another sorcery related murder in the State, a father-son duo was brutally hacked to death by miscreants in Muthaguda village under Guluba panchayat in Gajapati district on Sunday.
The deceased have been identified as Luka Dalabehera and his son Anak Dalabehera.
As per the report, a group of people in the village was suspecting Luka of practicing black magic and harming them since long. While Luka and his son were on a visit to look after their cashew garden this morning, they attacked the duo with sharp weapons in a pre-planned manner.
While Luka bled profusely and died on the spot, his son Sanak somehow managed to escape from the spot with critical injuries to succumb later at home.
A joint team of Mohana and Adaba police led by R Udaygiri SDPO rushed to the spot and sent the bodies for autopsy.
Further investigation by police is underway to nab the accused.