Boudh: A man from Dunguriguda village under Kantamala police limits in the district allegedly severed the leg of his son-in-law yesterday for marrying his daughter against his wishes.

The accused Sashi Mahalika attacked his son-in-law Sourabh Dandia from Barapada village with an axe while the latter was returning from the local Anganwadi centre after dropping his wife.

The matter came to fore today after a complaint was lodged by the father of the victim, Chitrasen at the Kantamala police station in this regard.

Reportedly, Sourabh was having love affair with Sashi’s daughter since past two years and tied knot with her recently after eloping from the house.

However, Sashi did not approve the wedding and was furious at the couple for marrying against his wishes. With a purpose to settle the scores, he allegedly attacked Sashi with an axe and chopped off his leg.

As per reports, Sourabh has been shifted to the VIMSAR hospital in Burla and his condition is stated to be critical. The accused is absconding.

Police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.

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