A police patrol team late last night found two persons dragging a body on the Station Road when the officials intervened, they said.
While one of the men ran from the spot, police managed to catch the other accused.
Upon scrutiny, police found the body was that of a 42-year-old local scribe, Sanjay Pathak, who was working as a part-time employee with a local Hindi daily.
His head had been crushed with a heavy object, police said.
SP (rural) Brijesh Srivastava said the reason behind the crime was not known immediately. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination.
Hunt is on for the other accused and investigations are underway, he added.