Kendrapara (Orissa): A 75-year-old monk was hacked to death at Ghadiamala village, 65 km from here, police said on Friday.

Bhagirathi Pradhan, who had taken âsanyasâ and set up a small âmuttâ in the village more than two decades ago was found lying in a pool of blood in a secluded room.

The police said the murder was committed on Thursday with two axes.

One person has been detained in connection with the killing.

The motive of the murder is not yet clear but the detained person appears to be mentally unstable. — PTI