Maheswar Mohanty injured in attack by youth
Mohanty received injury on his head and has undergone treatment in the district headquarters hospital. After a while Mohanty shifted to Bhubaneswar to a private hospital for treatment. The senior BJD leader was found profusely bleeding and brought to the hospital by local MLA Sanjay Dusburma and other party workers.
The attacker identified as Balbhadra Bhoi alias Mahari was overpowered by BJD workers and handed him over to the police. The youth was being interrogated. Political rivalry was suspected to be the cause of the attack.