Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Jun 30:

A youth sustained severe injuries today after unknown assailants made a murderous assault on him on the Grand Road in Odisha’s holy town Puri.

Puri youth attack

The injured youth identified as Bipul Dash was attacked by three unknown assailants with swords and bhujalis while he was sitting in his auto rickshaw near the Traffic Chowk at Badasankha under Kumbharpada police limits on the Grand Road.

Reports said the unknown assailants chased Dash and assaulted him with swords and bhujalis while he was frantically running to save his life.

Dash has received deep wounds on his hands and back, reports added. Police on reaching the spot rescued Dash in a critical condition and have got him admitted to the district headquarters hospital.

Police suspect the attack on Dash could be the fallout of old rivalry.