Digapahandi: Two persons sustained grievous injuries in an attack over suspected political rivalry in Digapahandi area of Ganjam district today.
The victims have been identified as Bijay Kumar Sethy of Karapada village and one Krushna Sahu of Deokhali Chhak in the district.
According to eyewitnesses, four bike-born miscreants attacked Sethy with swords at Karapada village. Later, they went to Deokhali Chhak where they attacked Sahu. The duo sustained critical injuries on their heads and legs and was rushed to Berhampur DHH.
On being informed, Nuagaon police reached the spot and registered a case in this connection. Reportedly, policemen have been deployed at Karapada village and Deokhali Chhak to avoid any untoward incident.
Efforts are on to trace and apprehend the attackers, who fled the spot after committing the crime, the police said.
Though the actual reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the attack took place over political enmity, sources said.