Balasore: A youth was critically injured after being hacked by a group of miscreants near Sovarampur under Sahadevkhunta police limits today. The victim identified as Balaram Sethy has been admitted at the District Headquarters Hospital.
Eyewitnesses said that a group of miscreants chased and assaulted Sethy with sharp-edged weapons. Later they dumped Sethy near railway tracks.
Police said that though the exact motive behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, past enmity appeared to the motive behind the crime.
“He has sustained multiple injuries on his body. We have admitted him at the hospital and have started an investigation,” said a police official.