SALEPUR: Tangi police on Saturday arrested one Trilochan Patra (32) of Nilagiri in Balasore district in connection with the death of Bhanu Das (45) at Bainchua.
Police said Trilochan, Bhanu and a few others had come to Bainchua under Tangi police limits to work as labourers. On January 27, when all the labourers were sharing a lighter moment, Trilochan hit Bhanu leaving him unconscious.
Bhanu was rushed to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack where he succumbed the same night. After post-mortem, the body was handed over to his family. Bhanu’s wife Nayana Das filed an FIR at Tangi police station on February 10 following which Tangi police conducted an investigation and nabbed Trilochan from his house at Nilagiri, said Smruti Ranjan Kar, IIC, Tangi PS.