Odishatv Bureau

Khurda: A journalist of a regional newspaper has been critically injured in an attack by unidentified miscreants late last night.

According to reports, two bike-borne miscreants attacked the journalist, Ramesh Rath with sharp weapons on Monday night.

Ratha, a resident of Sishumatha under Balipatna police limits in the district, is currently undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

On being informed, police rushed to the spot and recorded Rath's statement.

"I was sitting in front of my house when the two bike-borne youths came. Seeing them coming towards me, I asked them if anything was wrong but the person sitting on the back seat suddenly attacked me with a sharp weapon. I could not identify them due to bad light," said the journalist.

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While the actual reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, past enmity is suspected to be the cause, say reports.

Meanwhile, police are yet to trace the assailants who had fled the spot soon after the incident.