Malkangiri: An on-duty Home Guard was hit by a tractor during vehicle checking at Kankarpada Chhak in Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri district last evening.
The Home Guard identified as Tuna Bairagi suffered critical injuries and was admitted to a hospital for treatment.
Acting on a tip-off about ganja smuggling, Excise officials along with police were conducting vehicle checking at Kankarpada Chhak last evening. Seeing a tractor purportedly carrying cannabis coming from opposite direction, the Home Guard tried to intercept the vehicle. However, instead of stopping the vehicle, Tuna hit the Home Guard leaving him critically-injured.
Later, the cops chased the tractor and arrested three persons. However, the driver managed to escape. Tuna, who sustained severe injuries in his waist, was admitted to a hospital in Chitrakonda.