Madhya Pradesh: Man Dies After Father Chops Off His Hand For Refusing To Give Motorcycle Keys


New Delhi: A 21-year-old man died of blood loss after his father allegedly chopped off his hand with an axe in a fight over motorcycle keys in Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, police said on Friday. According to a report by news agency PTI, the fight started on Thursday after Moti Patel (51) and his elder son Ram Kisan (24) asked the victim, Santosh Patel for the keys of their motorcycle to go somewhere, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Shiv Kumar Singh, said.

“After Santosh refused to give the keys, Moti and Ram Kisan attacked him. Moti placed Santosh’s left hand on a wooden platform and severed it with an axe. He then arrived with the axe and his son’s severed hand to Jarat police outpost to narrate the chain of events,” PTI quoted ASP Shiv Kumar Singh as saying.

“A police team rushed to the spot in Bobai village in Pathariya locality, some 40 kilometres from the district headquarters, and rushed Santosh to a nearby primary health centre. He was then shifted to the district hospital, where doctors said he needed advanced treatment in Jabalpur,” the official further added.

Santosh died due to blood loss on the route to the hospital, the ASP said, adding that Moti and Ram Kisan have been arrested.

In a similarly incident earlier this year, police arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly killing his son, who was suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, and later chopped his body parts and disposed them of at different places in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The accused Nilesh Joshi, a resident of Ambawadi in Ahmedabad, and a retired Traffic Inspector, was arrested from the Awadh Express train at a railway station in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan.

He was allegedly on his way to the Nepal border via Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, according to police as reported by The Indian Express.