Soro: Tension prevailed in Kadaligadia village under Khaira police limits in Balasore district last night after a group of unidentified miscreants attacked and brutally hacked a man over suspected past enmity.
The victim has been identified as Muktikanta Sa of the same village.
The victim who visited Kupari Bazar in some work last evening was returning home when the attack took place. Around 4-5 bike-borne attackers intercepted him at Guapala Chhak and hacked with sharp weapons including ‘Bhujali’.
As the victim screamed for help after sustaining grievous head injury and losing one ear in the attack, some bystanders rushed to the spot compelling the attackers to leave.
The victim was first taken to a hospital in Khaira and then shifted to Bhadrak DHH due to grievous injury.
Police have started investigation in the incident and trying to trace the absconding accused.