Ganjam: A youth was killed after being attacked by a miscreant near an auto-rickshaw stand at railway station in Berhampur city in Ganjam district last night.
The deceased was identified as Anil Panda.
According to sources, the incident took place between 8.30-9 pm on Tuesday while Anil engaged himself in an altercation with another youth. However, the situation turned ugly when the fumed youth attacked anil with a knife leaving him with critical stab injuries. The accused then fled from the spot.
Spotting Anil gruel in pain, the panicked auto-rickshaw drivers also left the place, while one driver went to Anil’s house to alert his parents about the same.
The grief-stricken family members rushed to the spot and immediately took Anil to a hospital in Berhampur where he succumbed to his injuries.
On being informed, police officials reached the spot and lodged a case regarding the incident. A manhunt to nab the accused youth has also been launched, sources said.