Balasore, Dec 22 (UNI) A man was brutally murdered in tribal dominated Nilgiri block yesterday, allegedly on the directions of a 'tantrik'.
Police here today said one Purna Chandra Singh hit Pitambar Nanda (55), a newspaper hawker, and hacked him to death near Patna village in between Mitrapur and Ayodhya in the district.
The police said the accused committed the crime on the directions of a ''tantrik'', who reportedly asked him to appease the god to help him overcome his miseries.
The accused was severely beaten up by an mob but later admitted in the Nilgiri sub-divisional hospital .
A case had been registered against the accused.