Puri: Odisha Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty’s Personal Assistant (PA) Bhabani Sahu was attacked by some unidentified miscreants near Khaki Matha in Nuasahi area in religious town Puri late last night.
Bahabani was attacked when he was returning back home on his Scooty after closing his printing press near Puri Bus. A group of around five miscreants chased him for few metres and intercepted near Khaki Matha and attacked with sharp weapons.
An aide of Bhabani identified as Somanath Sahu alias Kapa, who was riding pillion on the Scooty was also injured trying tosave him.
The miscreants drove away from the spot after the attack.
Bhabani sustained critical head injury in the attack. The critical duo was rushed to Puri DHH by some locals and later was shifted to Kalinga Hospital in Bhubaneswar as their condition deteriorated.
City DSP Prasant Patnaik has launched investigation into the attack and the reason behind the attack is not known yet.