A youth was beaten to death allegedly by his friend at a feast at his native village Akhupadara in Ganjam distrct, police said today.
The police recovered the body of Sagar Nayak yesterday and detained three of his friends for interrogation.
Nayak worked in Surat and was on a visit to his village for Dussehra festival. Before returning to Gujarat, Nayak and five of his friends organised a party on the outskirts of the village on Saturday.
He died after someone struck him with a bamboo, the police said adding one of his friends who was at the feast informed Nayak's family.
"On being informed by the family of Nayak, we reached the spot and seized bamboo sticks," they said.
Though the reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained, police suspected that the deceased and his friends were drunk.
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