Miscreants attack journalist in Bhubaneswar; snatch mobile phone

Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of deteriorating law and order situation in capital city of Odisha, a journalist sustained critical injuries after allegedly being attacked while he was on morning walk here today.

The victim Satya Sundar Bhanja, a journalist working with Odia daily ‘Samay’, was admitted to the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

According to reports, two miscreants on a scooter attacked Bhanja near Delta Chhak during morning walk and snatched his mobile phone. They ran off leaving him injured on the road. The locals rushed him to the hospital for treatment.

The working journalist hails from Balangir district. Currently, he is posted in Bhubaneswar as the News Coordinator of ‘Samay’.

More details are awaited.

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