**Balasore:** A 19-year-girl was attacked by a maniac in the name of love when she refused to revert back his one-sided love. A 30-yr-old man named Parsuram Biswal tried to kill the girl by slitting her throat with a sharp knife on Monday night.
This incident occurred in Tentei village under Soro block of Balasore district.
Notably, the man had professed his love for the girl but when the girl did not respond his advances, he barged into her house on Monday night. Then he tried to kill her by slitting her throat and hands with a sharp knife and fled from the spot.
Though the girl sustained serious injuries on her neck and hands, she was rescued on time and rushed to the Soro Community Health Centre (CHC) in a 108 ambulance.
As her condition deteriorated, she was referred to Balasore DHH where her condition is stated to be stable. The accused has been detained by the police and investigation is on.
It is worth mentioning that the accused tried to attack the girl earlier a few days back but did not succeed.