**Bhadrak: ** In a shocking incident, a murder bid on a man has been attempted by his sister’s young son following which the man has been hospitalised in a critical condition while the perpetrator of the crime has been arrested by police after thrashed by the villagers.
The deplorable act has been committed in Govindpur village under Dhamnagar block on Friday evening.
While the murder bid victim has been identified as Ramakanta Nayak, the arrested youth is identified as Madan of adjacent Chudakuti village.
Ramakanta is a betel shop owner and the maternal uncle of Madan.
As per reports, Ramakanta was usually seated in his betel shop on Friday evening when his nephew Madan all at once swooped down on him and slit his throat with a razor blade.
When the villagers rushed to rescue the profusely bleeding uncle and make arrangement for shifting him to hospital, the nephew was trying to flee the spot, but was caught hold by the angry villagers. Madan was tied to a tree and was thrashed before handed over to the Dhushuri police.
Meanwhile, Ramakanta is convalescing in the Bhadrak District Headquarters Hospital and his condition was stated to be stable.
Reason behind the bloody attack is yet to be ascertained.
However, the youth is heard complaining that his uncle has allegedly done certain injustice towards him.
Police was unavailable to brief on the cause behind such attack as investigation was still on.