The incident, reportedly, took place at the International Sand Art Festival when the youth attempted to snatch Pattnaik's wrist watch.
According to Pattnaik, the miscreant, after attacking him, disappeared in the crowd when he tried to defend himself.
The miscreant is yet to be identified.
About 70 participants, including 18 women and foreign nationals from different countries like Germany, Mexico, Ghana, Singapore, Canada, Spain, Sri Lanka, Russia are participating in the festival. (ANI)