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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jajpur, Jan 30:

Driven by frustration of his marriage proposal getting rejected, a youth allegedly launched murderous attack on a 23-year-old woman with a chopper at Udranga Chhak under Binjharpur police limits in Jajpur district of Odisha today.

The victim sustained grievous injuries on her head and was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Locals nabbed the youth while he was trying to flee the spot and handed him over to police.

According to police sources, the marriage proposal of Prafulla Das, a resident of Barahata village under Binjharpur police station, with the woman was rejected by the family members of the latter.

Getting furious over the incident, Prafulla had snatched away the mobile phone of the woman on January 3 when she was returning home.

This morning, Prafulla told the woman to come to Udranga Chhak saying that he would return her the mobile phone there.

As she reached the place, Prafulla attacked the woman with a chopper at her head injuring her critically.

The wrongdoer tried to flee the spot but locals managed to nab him as the victim raised an alarm.