Former Puri Municipality chairman’s nephew stabbed by miscreants

Puri: A youth sustained critical injuries after he was attacked with a knife by unidentified miscreants near Badadanda in Puri on Sunday.  The youth has been identified as Nikhil Sarangi, nephew of former chairman of Puri Municipality, Jayant Sarangi.

Nikhil was initially admitted to Puri Sadar hospital and later shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after his condition deteriorated.

The incident occurred yesterday night when Nikhil was in Badadanda area. The miscreants reportedly stabbed Nikhil and fled the spot.

Though the exact reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, police have started an investigation into the matter.