Jamshedpur : In a bizarre incident a Jharkhand Vikas Morcha activist was stabbed by a group of youths said to be Congress supporters near Tagore Academy under Sakchi police station area this morning.
The victim, identified as Kunal Gupta, who was stabbed, was attacked allegedly for protesting bogus voting by a section of Congress workers in support of JMM candidate Niroop Mahanty at the Tagore Academy polling booth during the Lok Sabha elections here on April 17.
Gupta was rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospital for treatment of his stab injuries. He has sustained razor injuries.
Twenty six year old Gupta, vice-president of JVM’s Sakchi unit, said that a group of 20 youths attacked him.
Officer-in-charge, Sakchi police station, Gopal Singh confirmed that an incident of assault on Gupta by a group of Congress activists was reported.
Singh, however, pointed out that the police had to register a counter case in connection to this incident as the rival group had also lodged an FIR alleging Gupta to have attacked them with razor.
Meanwhile, a senior functionary of the JVM, Ram Murthy confirmed that Kunal Gupta was an active member of the party.