Puri: A 33-year-old was hacked to death in Dhipajaga village under Baliapanda police station jurisdiction on the outskirts of Puri Township.
The deceased has been identified as Maheswar Marhta.
A gang of assailants had dragged him out of his house and hit him iron rods. The victim bled profusely and died on the way to hospital, police said.
The assailants have been identified; police said adding that past enmity might be the cause of the crime.
A special squad has been constituted to nab the killers, police concluded.