In a horrific incident that took place in Madhya Pradesh, a 35-year-old man's arms were chopped off after he entered another villager's farm to search for his missing cow.
The incident took place in Raisen district on Sunday (September 3), when the victim, identified as Prem Narayan Sahu, got into a heated argument with the owner of the farm. Sahu's cow had been missing since Friday (August 31) evening.
On Sunday, while searching for his missing cow, Sahu reached Sattu Yadav's farm. Sahu and Yadav soon got into an alteration. The later's family soon joined the brawl, following which they tied up Sahu to a tree and started beating him.
"When the victim entered the residential premises of Sattu Yadav in order to inquire about his missing cow, a fight followed and the two started abusing each other," NDTV quoted police officer Rajendra Kumar Dhurve as saying.
Then they took Sahu's sword, which he was carrying with him, and severed his arms. Sahu's right arm was completely hacked off and he has received severe injuries on his left arm. A critically injured Sahu was rescued by the police, who received a call about the incident from an unidentified villager.
"There was a lot of blood at the spot. We untied him, collected the severed arm and sent him to a government hospital from where he was referred to Bhopal for further treatment. He is said to be in a critical condition," a police officer told The Times of India.
The cops have recorded Sahu's statement and are currently investigating the case. A case of attempt to murder has been registered against five people. While Sattu Yadav and Rajpal Yadav have been arrested, three others, including a woman named Shakul Bai, Rahul and Ramu are absconding.
Reports have said that a video of a bleeding Sahu asking for water has also been circulated. In the video, the villagers are heard asking Sahu to name his attackers.