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Woman judge escapes bid on life in Behampur, Odisha

The police foiled the attempt on the life of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) by a person who is on bail with four criminal cases pending against.

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneshwar |

A woman judge had a narrow escape on Monday as the police foiled an attempt on her life by a person who is on bail with four criminal cases pending against him in Odisha.

The incident took place in Berhampur court when the judge was on duty at her chamber. According to the police, at around 2.30 pm when Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) in Berhampur when the person on bail suddenly entered into her chamber and put a knife on her neck and threatened to kill her.

The staff and lawyers who were present there promptly reacted and overpowered the attacker. The policemen on duty in the court later took him in their custody. The judge is safe and there is no injury in her, police added.

The accused, identified as Bhagban Sahu, is currently out on bail. He is being interrogated and the exact cause that drove him to attack the SDJM is being ascertained, police concluded.