Kendrapara (Odisha): A fisherman was critically injured when he was attacked by a salt-water crocodile in a creek of Rajapur village under Rajnagar police station in Odisha's Kendrapara district. The incident took place when the victim Sridhar Biswal (30) was engaged in fishing in the crocodile-infested water body yesterday, forest officials said today.

The crocodile was dragging the victim into the water-body when a fellow fishermen spotted it and raised an alarm. They subsequently rescued the man. The victim has sustained multiple injuries and has been admitted in Kendrapara district headquarters hospital. He is out of danger, hospital sources said.

The areas close to the national park are encountering many man-croc conflicts with a woman being killed by a crocodile and at least six persons injured following crocodile attack in past two months, sources said.