Kendrapara, July 26: A jilted lover stabbed a 17-year-old college girl today in a crowded area of the township.
The victim, who received 12 deep cuts on her head, neck, wrist and other parts, is battling for life at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cutack. Police have arrested the attacker.
Angry college students staged a road blockade at Tinimuhani on the Cuttack-Chandballi state highway.
Vehicular traffic was disrupted for nearly an hour as the agitating students squatted on the busy road.
The 17-year-old victim, a Plus Three second-year student at Kendrapara Autonomous College, was on her way to college on a bicycle when the accused intercepted her in an inebriated state and stabbed her with a sharp-edged weapon.
The victim was taken to the SCB hospital in Cuttack and continues to be in a in critical condition, police said.
The accused, Sanatan Bhoi, 38, a tractor driver, has confessed to the crime.