Puri: An on-duty home guard sustained grievous injuries after being attacked by two miscreants near Masani Chandi Chhak in Puri district early on Tuesday morning. The victim has been identified as Gunamani Rout.
Reportedly, two days ago, bombs were hurled at Gokha Sahi under Baseli Sahi police limits in the district. Suspecting the involvement of the same persons, police carried out a search in the area.
The police spotted the accused duo at around 5.30 am today and chased them but they managed to escape.
Later, finding Gunamani alone the miscreants allegedly attacked him with a sword injuring him critically.
The critically injured home guard was rushed to Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). Gunamani sustained grievous cut injuries on his hands, head, and back.