Jajpur, Aug 31:
A college girl in Odisha’s Jajpur district was attacked and left injured while she was returning home after participating in a protest rally over rape of another girl of nearby college, police said today.
The injured girl, a second year arts student of Sukinda college in the district, was attacked by sharp weapon Friday afternoon while waiting for a bus on the side of National Highway-200 along with her classmates, police said.
She was admitted to the local government hospital and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, they said.
The girl was attacked by an unidentified youth from behind who fled away after attacking her.
Tension prevailed in the areas as the news spread.
Agitating students of Sukinda college supported by the locals blocked Duburi-Sukinda NH -200 at Baghapokhari square demanding immediate arrest of the accused.
Hundreds of vehicles were left stranded on both sides of the road over three hours. The blockade was withdrawn after local tahasildar and police assured the agitators of arresting the accused soon.
Notably, the students took out a rally after a girl student of local Baji Rout memorial college was kidnapped and later raped in Anantapur-Botalanda forest on Thursday.(PTI)