Cuttack: A girl was critically injured when a man maddened by one-sided love, allegedly stabbed her near Pratap Nagari under Cuttack Sadar police station limits on Monday.
According to sources, the incident took place this afternoon, when the victim, identified as an Engineering student was returning from college. The accused youth, who was waiting for the girl, started talking to her.
Their discussion led to a heated altercation. All of a sudden, in a fit of rage, the youth stabbed the girl with a sharp knife.
After committing the crime, the youth fled from the spot, sources said.
Meanwhile, the girl, who sustained multiple injuries was admitted to a local hospital. Police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.
While the exact cause behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, a one-sided love affair is suspected to be the reason behind the crime.
A police official said, “The accused fled after inflicting injuries to the girl and efforts are on to nab him. The incident seems to be an outcome of one-sided love affair.”