Kendrapara: A man was attacked by crocodile in Patasala river at Kandira village under Rajnagar block in the district last night. He was rushed to hospital sustaining critical injuries and his health condition is stated to be stable.
According to reports, one Binod Mallick of the village was attacked by a crocodile while he had gone to the river last night.
An estuarine crocodile grabbed his left hand and started dragging him into the water body following which he raised an alarm by screaming loud.
The victim’s nephew Siku rushed to the spot hearing the scream and rescued him from the attack by hitting the crocodile’s mouth with a stick and focusing torch light on the animal’s eyes.