Cuttack: A trader was critically hurt in a murderous attack by two unidentified bike-borne miscreants in Malgodown area of Cuttack city last night.The injured trader has been identified as Damodar Bhawsinka, a resident of Bakhabad under Purighat police station, presently residing at CDA Sector 9.
According to reports, two unidentified bike-borne miscreants barged into Damodar's sugar godown while the latter was downing the shutter at around 10 pm yesterday. The goons then tried to extort money from Damodar.However, when Damodar refused to give them money, the miscreants laid their hands on the cash box. Soon a brawl broke out between them and one of the miscreants swung a sharp weapon on Damodar, injuring him critically.In the attack, Damodar sustained a critical cut injury on his neck and collapsed on the spot. Some other traders, who witnessed the attack, attempted to catch the miscreants, but the duo escaped from the scene by brandishing guns.
The local traders then rushed Damodar to a private hospital from where he was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital. Reportedly, his condition is stated to be very critical.On intimation, Malgodown IIC and other senior police officials reached the spot late night and initiated a probe. However, the cops failed to get any clue of the miscreants.Reportedly, the cops are scanning the CCTV footages of locality to identify the miscreants.The murderous attack on a local trader has triggered panic among the others. They are now in a state of fear as such attacks on traders' community are on the rise since a few months.