A gang of 10 armed men attacked a man in broad daylight on N.R. Road in Thyagraj Nagar in the City on Wednesday.
The gang came in different vehicles, intercepted the man, who was riding a motorcycle, and attacked him with lethal weapons before fleeing the scene.
Passers-by, who witnessed the attack, rushed him to a nearby hospital where his condition is said to be critical.
The Thyagraj Nagar police, after receiving the information, rushed to the spot and began conducting investigations. The police suspect the attack to be a fall-out of gang rivalry.