A boy, hailing from Litiyatoli village in Gumla, survived a gruesome attack on him by his friend and another unidentified youth who buried him under the sand thinking he was dead.
25-year-old Surendra Uraanv was critically injured on Saturday after his friend and another boy hit with him stones repeatedly.
They later took him to the banks of a river nearby and buried him there thinking he had died. However, Surendra who was critically injured but was alive, regained consciousness only next morning. He was able to come out of the sand he was buried under.
He somehow managed to reach Kaliga village where other villagers saw his condition and informed the police. He was rushed to sadar hospital from where he was referred to RIMS where his treatment is underway.
According to the police, he was attacked by a friend and another unidentified youth. All three were drunk on Saturday. An argument broke out after which the duo attacked Surendra. They disfigured his face by repeatedly hitting him with stones and later, buried him.