A man allegedly severed his son-in-law’s leg with an axe in Kantamal of the district on Tuesday.
Sources said the victim Saurabh Dandia had married Sahi Mahalik’s daughter Jyotsna. But Sashi was against the marriage.
While Saurabh was returning home after dropping Jyotsna near Dunguriguda Anganwadi centre, Sashi attacked him with an axe leaving Saurabh critically injured.
Saurabh was rushed to the Subarnapur hospital and later shifted to VIMSAR in Burla as his condition deteriorated. “We have registered a case on the basis of a complaint lodged by the father of the victim.
Investigation is underway and efforts are on to apprehend the accused, who absconded after the incident,” a police official said.