A teenager was seriously injured in the uranium township of Jadugora in Jharkhand, 30 km from here, when she was attacked by a young man with a sharp blade on Thursday for refusing to respond to his advances.

The girl, 18, was returning home with her brother when she was intercepted by the man, who demanded to know why she had did not respond to his advances.

The youth (19), a resident of the same colony, whisked out a blade and attacked her, injuring her in the throat. She was rushed to hospital.

A search has been launched for the absconding youth, the police added. — PTI