Balasore: A 55-year-old man was assailed and hacked with a machete in broad daylight over past enmity in Rasalpur area under Town police limits in Balasore district today.
The injured person has been identified as Panchanana Mahalik of the same area and the accused has been identified as Munna Barik of Cheliapada area in the district.
According to reports, the incident occurred at around 1:30 pm today when Mahalik was returning to his house from work. Suddenly, Munna started chasing him and attacked with a machete, injuring him critically. Soon after the murderous attack, Munna fled the scene.
Mahalik sustained grievous injuries on his head. Locals immediately rushed him to Balasore DHH where he is undergoing treatment. His condition is stated to be critical due to profuse bleeding.
On being informed, police reached and launched a probe into the incident while registering a case of ‘attempt to murder’ over past rivalry. “Accused Munna is absconding after the attack and efforts are underway to nab him, the police said.