Class IX Girl Attacked By Youth In Balasore, Hospitalised

Balasore: A minor girl was hospitalised in a critical condition after being attacked by a youth with a sharp weapon at Tuta village under Jalda gram panchayat in Khaira block of Balasore district on Thursday.

The Class IX girl identified as Madhusmita Jena, daughter of Nityananda Jena of the village, was on her way to attend tuition classes when she was attacked by one youth of their village.

While the reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected to be the outcome of a one-sided love affair. The youth had reportedly proposed to the girl a few days back, however, she and her family members had protested it.