Odisha

Home Guards Attacked, Hospitalised

**Bhubaneswar: ** Unidentified miscreants allegedly attacked two Home Guards of Khandagiri Police Station seriously injuring one.

The incident took place at around 11 pm on Wednesday night.

According to the sources, some bike-borne miscreants attacked the two Home Guards when they were patrolling in the area. When the Home Guards tried to escape from the spot, the miscreants beat them with a stick.

Sudipta Kumar Pradhan, the injured guard, was admitted to the Capital Hospital for treatment.

Pradhan said, “They attacked us at the Khandagiri Square. I was riding the bike and they attacked me on my head. They also beat the other home guard. I tried to escape but was unable to do so.”

Satyabrata Bhoi, DCP, Bhubaneswar said, “The incident took place at the time of patrolling. He is being treated at Capital Hospital and is stated to be out of danger. We’ll interrogate him after his recovery.”

The reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained.

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