India, June 27 -- Dhrubaraj Naik, 83, former vice-chancellor of a state university in Odisha as well as a renowned environmentalist was hacked to death by an inebriated miscreant at his house in western Odisha district of Jharsuguda, officials said. As per the police, Naik refused to give Rs.100 to the intruder.

Police officials in Jharsuguda said the miscreant entered the residence of the former Sambalpur University vice-chancellor when he was not there. Upon his arrival at around 12.30 pm, the culprit demanded Rs.100.

"The youth entered the former V-C's bedroom when he was not there. The youth named Rimit Dura, 20, seemed to be drunk and kept demanding Rs.100. When Naik came home at 12.30 pm, he confronted the youth for trespassing in...