The pained father, 25-year-old Parminder Singh, had reportedly chopped off the hands the young man was accused of raping his seven-month-old daughter.
The pained father, 25-year-old Parminder Singh, had reportedly chopped off the hands the young man accused of raping his seven-month-old daughter.
Singh is said to have beaten the young man up, tied him to a tree, and hacked off both his hands, before leaving him to die next to a canal.
The younger man had reportedly been accused of molesting the baby in 2014, after allegedly being caught in the act by the mother of the baby.
Being underage, the Police had reportedly sent him to a juvenile remedial home to await his trial.
On April 19, when the young man had been scheduled to make an appearance at a court in Bathinda district of Punjab, Singh had reportedly lured him aside with an of to settle out of court.
Swapan Sharma, a senior police officer in Bathinda said about the case:
"He (the father) took him near a dried up canal, beat him up badly and then tied him to a tree and finally hacked his hands off. Locals alerted police and we rushed to the spot. We picked him up, his hands, and took him to the hospital."
Sharma confirms that the young man is alive and in stable condition, adding sadly:
"There is nothing below the wrists now."
The police are said to be on a manhunt for the father, who is reported to be a brick kiln labourer, with plans to charge him with attempted murder.