One-sided love: Youth attacks girl, injures self

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Jajpur: A girl was critically injured after a youth, stated to have developed a one-sided love, attacked her with a sharp weapon at Bandhadhi village in Jajpur district on Monday afternoon.

According to sources, the accused youth, identified as Dhanu Sahu (27) called the victim, a resident of the same village, near the village temple and attacked her with a sharp weapon. Later, the youth stabbed himself in a bid to commit suicide.

Some locals spotted the duo in a pool of blood and informed their family members. They were rescued and rushed the hospital by their family members.

While the injured youth is undergoing treatment at Jajpur district headquarters hospital, the girl has been admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

While the exact cause behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the attack was the fall out of a quarrel over some issue. An investigation into the murderous attack is underway, the police said.

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