Bhatinda (Punjab): In a bid to take revenge for the rape of his eight-month-old daughter, the father of the victim on Tuesday chopped off both the hands of the 17-year-old accused in Punjab’s Bhatinda district.The rape incident had taken place in April 2014.
Both accused and the victim’s father, who hail from Kotli Ablu village, were returning from the Bhatinda District Court after the hearing when the latter asked the 17-year-old to accompany him on his motorcycle to the village, while they discussed about a compromise in the case.When they were near Jhumba village, the victim’s father allegedly tied the youth to a tree and chopped off his hands below wrist with a sharp-edged weapon. He also inflicted other injuries on the youth’s body, besides cutting off his hands.
Bathinda superintendent of police (investigation) Bikramjit Singh said, “A case under attempt to murder charges has been registered against the father of the girl and efforts are on to arrest him”. Some villagers rushed the injured youth to the Bathinda civil hospital, where his condition was stated to be critical. The doctor who treated the victim said both his hands were chopped off.
The youth had allegedly raped the toddler in April 2014.
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