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Couple injured in attack over political rivalry in Keonjhar

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Keonjhar: A middle-aged couple sustained injury and was rushed to hospital in Ulala village under Ramachandrapur police limits in the district last night after a group of miscreants attacked them over political rivalry.

The victim couple has been identified as Babula Jena and his wife Manju Jena.

As per a complaint filed at the Ramachandrapur Police Station in connection with the incident, around 8 to 10 workers of a particular political party barged into Babula’s house late in the night while all his family members were asleep. After initial verbal abuse of Babula and his wife over their political affiliation, the miscreants attacked them with shovel along with other sharp weapons. They left the spot after the couple sustained injury in the attack.

Some neighbours rushed the couple to Anandpur CHC following the incident and Babula was later shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack due to deteriorating condition.

Police have started investigation into the incident.