One Gokul Kisku (35) of Murmuria out division of Cinnamara Tea Estate was arrested on Friday on charges of killing another tea worker Bhigeswar Hazda with a machete.

A police source said that it was alleged that Hazda (45) had about a month ago eloped with Kisku’s wife.

The police said that earlier on Friday, Kisku finding Hazda at a desolate spot in the garden chopped him with a machete and left the body lying in a pool of blood.

He then returned home, took a bath, cleaned the bloodied clothes and had tea.

The body was discovered by other workers when they came on duty.

Hazda lived in Line 27 while Kisku resided at line 28 of the estate.

Smita Bhattacharyya

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