Prime accused among 3 detained for attack on Puri youth

Puri: Police on Saturday detained three persons, including the prime accused, in the case of attack on a youth in Chudanga Sahi here yesterday.

Sources said the accused are being interrogated by police.

According to sources, the accused attacked one Bikram Nayak in Mata Gosein lane a with sword and fled the spot soon after committing the crime. A critically injured Nayak was later shifted to hospital. His condition is stated to be stable.

The incident is suspected to be in retalaiation for a complaint lodged with the police by Nayak against some miscreants, who had snatched his mother’s gold chain last month.

Though police had arrested the anti-socials based on the complaint, they secured bail later and began threatening him, a fact Nayak had mentioned in his FIR.

The police are investigating the matter.