A man named Amaresh Nayak was hacked to death on Diwali for allegedly burning firecrackers in Bhubaneswar, the Odisha Police said.
Amaresh and his friends were bursting crackers when a group of men stopped them, following which there was a heated argument and the men attacked Amaresh with sharp weapons. The youth was immediately rushed to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar where he was declared brought dead.
Meanwhile, 2 other people died and three were injured in separate Diwali-related incidents in the state on Sunday night.
A man from Bhadrak district was electrocuted while decorating for Diwali while in Keonjhar district, a government employee was charred to death after his house caught fire due to Diwali firecrackers.
In Balasore district, an inebriated man and his 5-year-old son fell off a river bridge while they were on their way home for Diwali celebrations. Airi Munda was returning home with his son Bapun Munda after buying firecrackers when he toppled over the bridge and fell into the water.