Elderly man critically hurt in attack over past enmity in Sonepur

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Sonepur: An elderly man was critically hurt in an alleged attack by his neighbour over past enmity at Palipada village in Sonepur’s Binika block on Thursday night.

Reportedly, the victim, Rajkumar Nag (70) is undergoing treatment at VIMSAR Hospital in Burla. His daughter Nina, is also being treated at the hospital with minor injuries.

According to sources, Rajkumar was asleep last night when his neighbour, accused Ramesh Bhoi, along with his son Akash, barged into their house and slit his throat with a sharp weapon. Rajkumar’s daughter, Nina also sustained injuries during an attempt to save her father from the attackers.

They were rescued and initially rushed to a local hospital and later shifted to the hospital in Sambalpur’s Burla after Rajkumar’s condition deteriorated. Police have launched a probe into the matter, sources added.

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