Bhubaneswar, Nov. 21 -- A youth allegedly attacked a woman with a sharp weapon on Tuesday in which she received critical injuries. The incident took place in the Umerkote area of Nabarangpur district.

The accused has been identified as Rohit Singh, a resident of Bihar while the identity of the woman is yet to be ascertained. The victim is a dancer by profession and a resident of Puri district.

According to sources, the victim is part of a five-member dance group stationed in Umerkote to perform in a cultural programme. They were staying in a rental house.

Rohit entered the rental house by scaling the boundary walls and attacked the victim with a sharp weapon.The victim sustained critical injuries in the attack.

The woman was initially...