Jilted lover attacks minor

A 14-year-old boy is battling for life at a nursing home here after a youth allegedly attacked him over a one-sided love affair with the teen's elder sister at Salepur on Saturday last.

By Vikash Sharma in Cuttack
  • Published 23.06.15
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Cuttack, June 22: A 14-year-old boy is battling for life at a nursing home here after a youth allegedly attacked him over a one-sided love affair with the teen's elder sister at Salepur on Saturday last.

The minor, Omsai Mishra, a Class-VIII student, has suffered severe injuries to his throat and hand, while the accused, Dipak Sahu, 29, is absconding after the incident.

Dipak runs a mobile repairing-cum-sales store at Sisua village market within the Salepur police station limits and had repeatedly been harassing Omsai's elder sister for the past few months.

It is suspected that Dipak attacked Omsai after they both had entered into a verbal duel over the issue around 7pm on Saturday night.

Dipak had allegedly slit the boy's throat and locked him inside his mobile shop. Later, local people rescued the boy in an unconscious state. "We had rescued the boy and found a blood-stained shirt from inside the shop after breaking its shutter. Earlier, we had heard the screams of the boy, who was locked inside," said local resident Dilip Swain.

Omsai's sister has recently completed her Plus Two from Salepur college and was frequently visiting Dipak's shop for mobile recharge.

Sources said the girl had repeatedly turned down the youth's advances made on several occasions.

Last week, there was a quarrel between the girl's family members and Dipak over the issue. Enraged over the incident, Dipak had then allegedly posted some objectionable pictures of the girl on a social networking website.

It is also suspected that Dipak gained access to the girl's pictures from her mobile phone and camera, which she had given him for repairs at his mobile store. "The family is yet to lodge a complaint in connection with the incident," said Salepur inspector-in-charge Prashant Majhi.