A journalist working as a senior editor with an Odia daily was reportedly attacked with an iron rod on the head and robbed of his mobile phone while he was out on a morning walk near Unit-8 Delta square in Bhubaneswar this morning (October 1).

Critically injured, Satyasundar Bhanja has been admitted to the Capital hospital for treatment. As per reports, two miscreants came in a bike and tried to snatch the cell phone from Satyasundar.

An altercation ensued and when he resisted, the duo murderously attacked him with an iron rod and fled the scene with the mobile phone.

Victim Satyasundar has suffered injuries on his head and received eight stitches, but he is currently stated to be out of danger.