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Woman Sarpanch’s husband stabbed, critical

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stabbingJajpur: In a suspected case of political violence in the Kantor village under Korei block in the district today, a woman Sarpanch’s husband sustained critical injury after being stabbed by a group of youths.

The injured has been identified as Ramesh Swain, husband of Kantor Sarpanch Runubala Swain.

Ramesh was attacked by a group of four youths while standing in front of his house this morning. The attackers brutally stabbed him with sharp knife after verbal abuse and fled the spot.

Ramesh was rushed to the Jajpur Road Community Health Centre (CHC) by family members and was later shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack due to deteriorating health condition.

On the other hand, the woman Sarpanch Runubala has blamed former Korei block chairman Bhikari Baral’s sons Naran, Santosh, Sudhanshu and two aides for the attack. She has claimed that Bhikari’s supporters have turned violent since his daughter-in-law lost to her in last panchayat election.

Korei Police have detained two persons in connection to the attack and the investigation is underway.