BHUBANESWAR: THE State Capital on Monday morning woke up to news of two brutal murders in different parts of the City. An autorickshaw driver was spotted with his throat slit in Kanan Vihar area late last night while the body of an unidentified man was detected at Chandaka on Monday morning. The Twin City Police is yet to make any headway in either of the cases.
The autorickshaw driver was identified as Shiv Shankar Mohanty, a resident of Kanan Vihar Phase-2 under Infocity Police limits. His body was found on a stretch between Kanan Vihar Phase-2 and Patia. The spot was close to his home. While his throat was slit with a sharp weapon, remnants of broken bottles were found near the crime scene.
Mohanty was not married and living with his mother and sister for the last two years. The motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained though police is not ruling out the previous enmity. Mohanty may have been killed on his way home, said police.
In the other case, a man aged around 40 was found dead at Chandaka. He is yet to be identified. He was wearing a tee-shirt and pair of jeans. A preliminary investigation suggested he was strangulated.
DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said, the person may have been murdered somewhere else and the body dumped at a deserted place near Chandaka.