Two boys injured by unstable man

Phulbani: Two boys, aged eight and three years old were attacked and critically injured with a sharp weapon at Panasanju village of Kandhamal district by a youth suspected to be mentally retarded, police said today.

The two boys, who are siblings, were alone in their house when they were attacked by their neighbour on Monday. The man allegedly barged into the boys` house and stabbed them with a sharp weapon. The family members were out on work in the fields.

The two were admitted to the local public health centre and later to MKCG Medical College Hospital where their condition was stated to be critical. Investigation into the incident was on, the police added.