Hissar (Haryana), Feb 16: In yet another chilling episode of caste-related violence, the hand of a Dalit man was chopped off on Wednesday after he drank water from an earthen pot belonging to an upper caste in the fields.
The incident occured in Daulatpur village of Haryana's Uklana region where Rajesh, the Dalit man, worked as a contract labourer.
On Wednesday, Rajesh was accosted by Pappu, the son of the owner of the field where the Dalit man had drunk water. Upon learning that Rajesh was a Dalit, Pappu assaulted him with a sharp sickle that left his hand dismembered.
The injured man was taken to a private hospital where he was operated upon.
The disjointed hand was re-joined, but doctors say the injuries sustained by Rajesh were deep and will take about three months to heal completely.