As per the CCTV footage, the miscreant covering his face with a scarf attacked the young woman with a knife and fled from the spot.
The victim sustained cut injuries on her neck in the attack. She has been admitted to a private hospital in the city.
On being informed, Nayapalli Police reached the spot and started a probe into the matter.
The motive behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, police sources said.
The incident comes at a time when lockdown restrictions are in force in the State to contain the possible spread of Coronavirus.