Two held in trader attack case

Cuttack: Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the  attack on a trader here on Monday, police said today.

Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra alias Sonu (19) and Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra alias Litu (25) were arrested from Pipili in Puri district on Wednesday.  Sonu and Litu had allegedly attacked one Parmeswar Kauntia, a local bi-cycle trader with sharp weapons. Kauntia with severe head injuries is now recuperating at a local hospital, police said. According to police, Kauntia was attacked over a land dispute.