Chatra: A man was beaten to death over a money-related dispute at Meral village under Pathalgada Police Station area of this district. The deceased has been identified as Deepak Turi (30).
The man had recently got Rs 90,000 for working as village chowkidaar in place of his father who was ill for the last one year. Wednesday night Deepak along with his friend Ashok had consumed liquor in a market and returned. After coming home Ashok demanded money from Deepak which he refused following which he was beaten by the accused till he died. Post the incident Ashok fled from the spot. On Thursday the body was sent for post-mortem to Sadar Hospital.