Bhubaneswar, Feb 11: A man was killed and his wife was critically injured after some miscreants attacked them in a slum in the State capital here on Wednesday night.
The deceased has been identified as Chhotelal Besra of Jharanasahi slum under Mancheswar police station limits in the city.
As per reopts, around four miscreants armed with sharp weapon barged into Chhotelal’s house in the slum at around 11 PM last night and hacked the couple before leaving the spot.
Noticing the brawl, the neighbours rushed to the spot and resccued the couple. They immidiately took the couple to the Capital Hospital here where Chhotelal was declared brought dead.
Chhotelal’s wife, who sustained severe injuries in the attack, was battling for life in the Capital Hospital here, when the last reports came in.
Meanwhile, Mancheswar police detained a person in this connection and started a probe into the matter.