Cuttack: A youth was chased and attacked with sharp weapons by his political opponents at Sasang village of Gurudijhatia in Athgarh on Monday.
The youth, identified as Shivaram Rout, was attacked by four to five miscreants of the same village around 8 am today minutes after he left home in some personal engagements.
Rout has sustained grievous injuries on head, hands and other parts of his body.
Though the exact reason behind the brutal attack is still not clear, it is suspected that Rout was attacked over past political rivalry that had erupted during last rural elections in the village.
Some villagers rescued him in a critical condition and rushed to the local hospital.
The visuals of the miscreants violently attacking Rout have also been captured on camera.
Adequate police force has been deployed to maintain law and order in the village to avoid any untoward situation.