Soro, June 10: A youth of Soro area in Balasore district allegedly attacked a minor girl with a sharp weapon while she was on her way to attend tuition classes.
The identity of the accused is yet to be established.
The girl was rushed to a hospital and her condition is stated to be critical.
According to reports, the accused proposed his love to the girl who is studying in class IX. But the girl rejected his proposal.
The victim’s family had reprimanded the youth to refrain from disturbing the girl. The enraged youth lost his cool and attacked the girl with a sharp weapon today.
Hearing the girl’s scream, locals rushed to the spot and shifted the girl to the hospital. However, the accused managed to flee from the spot.
On being informed, police reached the spot and started investigation into the matter.