Nagpur: A lawyer on Friday allegedly attacked a senior lawyer outside the Nagpur District Court, causing him grievous injuries, and later committed suicide by consuming poison. Both had to be admitted to Mayo Hospital in the city where Bhaskar died, while Narnawre was undergoing treatment, said inspector Hemant Kharabe of Sitabuldi police station. Also Read - Nagpur Man Cuts 4 Birthday Cakes With Sword, Arrested After Pictures Go Viral on Social Media

Lokesh Bhaskar (34) allegedly attacked Sadanand Narnawre (62) with an axe on the footpath outside the court around 4.30 PM and later consumed poison, a police official said. Also Read - Daring Truck Thief Steals Same Vehicle From Police Station in Nagpur

It is yet to be ascertained why Bhaskar attacked Narnawre. A probe into the matter is underway. Also Read - Dissatisfied With His Work, This Software Engineer Left His Job & Became a 'Chaiwala', Sells Tea & Poha Now

Narnawre, who taught at the post-graduate department of law at Nagpur University, was practising at the district court after retirement, police said.

(With agency inputs)