Rayagada: A youth has been arrested for attacking and injuring a 23-year-old with a knife at Kanipai village under Kalyansinghpur police limits, police said on Saturday.
The accused Kuruma Praska has been arrested basing on the complaint filed by the victim’s family.
According to reports, Kuruma had stabbed the girl after she rejected his love advances on Thursday. Suspecting her to be dead, the youth later attempted to commit suicide by consuming posion.
“The girl and the youth were earlier in a relationship and it was recently that the girl had stopped talking with the youth. Frustrated over the rejection, the youth attacked the girl with knife and later consumed posion,” said Inspector-in-charge of Kalyansinghpur police station, Kapilendra Behera.
Behera further informed that the girl, who has sustained grievous injuries in the attack, has been shifted to Berhampur for treatment.
The accused youth has been booked under Indian Penal Code Section 307 and further investigation in this connection is on, he added.