A 47-year-old man hacked and seriously injured a woman school teacher inside a classroom in front of her students in Cuttack district, police said. Local people captured the man and handed him over to the police.
The incident occurred in a government-run school at Ambapada village in Niali block when the accused entered the classroom and attacked the teacher with a dagger, police said. The teacher, a married woman of the same village, suffered grievous injuries in her hand, head and abdomen.
She was first taken to a nearby hospital from where she was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital as her condition deteriorated, police said. The accused, also hailing from Ambapada, had run away from the school campus with the blood-stained weapon in hand.
The Correspondent Bureau with inputs from agencies