Journalist on morning walk assaulted and looted in Bhubaneswar


On Friday, a veteran journalist was seriously injured in an alleged attack by two criminals in Delta Square in Bhubaneswar.

The injured journalist has been identified as Satya Sundar Bhanja who works in a daily Odia. Bhanja was admitted to Capital Hospital in critical condition.

Two disbelievers born on bicycles are reported to have attempted to grab Bhanja’s cell phone as he was walking in the morning near Delta Square in Bhubaneswar. When Bhanja resisted the offer of loot, the disbelievers assaulted him with an iron bar on his head, then quickly ripped off his cell phone.

Residents transported Bhanja to the capital hospital in serious condition. His condition is now declared stable.

“My brother works as a bureau chief for the Western editions of a newspaper. He stayed with me in Bhubaneswar for a while. He was brutally attacked by criminals today morning, ”said Bhanja’s younger brother.

“Fortunately, he was admitted to the hospital immediately. Otherwise, his condition would have deteriorated further. Thanks to the prompt treatment from the doctors at the hospital, he is stable and able to speak now, ”he added.

(Edited by Pradeep Singh)

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