Berhampur: A person was hacked to death by his two friends following a verbal spat at Khairapalli village near Kabisuryanagar police station in Ganjam district Friday night.
The deceased has been identified as Sukuria Nahak.
According to reports, Sukuria along with his two friends — Santosh Nahak and Kalia Nahak – consumed liquor last night.
While returning, Sukria had a verbal duel with his friends.
The situation took an ugly turn when Kalia and Santosh picked up an axe and hacked Sukuria to death in the middle of the road.
On receipt of information, police reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem. Police have also detained Santosh while Kalia is absconding.