The victim has been identified as Sakuntala Das, a resident of Prachi Enclave of Niladri Vihar under Chandrasekharpur police station limits in the city.
As per reports, as many as three miscreants came on a two-wheeler, attacked the woman with a sword and snatched her gold chain when she was plucking flowers near her house in the early morning of today.
The miscreants also attacked victim’s husband, who opposed them, before leaving the spot.
Hearing the screams of the couple, the neighbours rescued the duo and rushed them to nearby hospital.
After getting information about the incident, Chandrasekharpur police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.