The victim has been identified as Sankhali Swain of the same village.
As per the report, Sankhali Swain who happens to be an elderly person in the village had developed an enmity with the attacker identified as Ishwar Biswal in due course, after mediating in several disputes involving the latter.
A verbal due erupted between the accused and Sankhali over the same issue this morning while the latter was en-route to hire a paddy threshing machine. In a fit of rage Ishawar and his two sons namely, Balaram and Jagabandhu doused Sankhali with petrol and set to fire.
The victim was rushed to Astarang Hospital after having critical burn injuries to his face and hands after rescue by family members.
Local Police has lodged a case in connection with the incident and launched investigation.