Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Gop, Oct 27:
Gop block vice chairman Niranjan Mohapatra was attacked murderously by unidentified miscreants at Subarnapur today.
According to reports, two miscreants attacked Mohapatra with sword at Subarnapur when he was on the way to his office. The duo fled the spot soon after the incident.
Mohapatra sustained grievous injuries on his hands and fingers in the attack. He was rescued by locals and rushed to Gop community health centre in a critical condition. He was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as his condition deteriorated.
On being informed, police rushed to the spot and started investigation.
Though the reason behind the incident was yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that political rivalry might have led to the attack.
Notably, Mohapatra was earlier attacked by a group of miscreants six months ago.