A 25-year-old labourer from Odisha was murdered at the construction site in Medavakkam near Tambaram on Sunday morning.

Pallikaranai police sources said Narasimma was working with a mason hired to construct a two-storey building in Babu Nagar in Medavakkam.  Narasimma had come to Chennai a few months ago and worked at a few other construction sites in the city.. On Sunday morning, he was found lying in a pool of blood with injuries on his head, face and other parts of the body. 

The cause of death is reported to have been indiscriminate assault with sharp weapons.

His body was taken to Tambaram Taluk Government Hospital in Chromepet for post-mortem examination. Pallikaranai police said they were investigating the role of fellow workers and others in the vicinity in connection with the murder.