India man’s fingers chopped off, acid poured in eyes

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Police in eastern India were searching for six men who allegedly chopped off a 19-year-old man’s fingers before pouring acid into his eyes.

Police said the incident happened following a minor dispute.

The man was recovering in hospital following the attack late on Thursday in a village in Bihar state.

Local police superintendent Chandrika Prasad said the police have "raided several places to arrest the named accused in the case, who are absconding after the shocking incident".

Initial police enquiries found the man was attacked when residents objected to him repairing his motorcycle which had broken down in front of their home in Vanbhaur village, local police official Susdhir Kumar Razak said.

“Some people ordered him not to repair his motorcycle in front of this house but he ignored them, which angered them,” he said.

Bihar, with a population of 103 million people, is one of India’s most crime-ridden and impoverished states.

Source: AFP