Punjab Cop’s Hand Successfully Reattached After Brutal Sword Attack By Lockdown Violators

India is standing in solidarity in its fight against COVID-19. The entire nation has been social distancing to win the battle against the deadly virus. And, while most of us are following all the rules, there are few others who don’t listen to the authorities.

Recently, in a horrific incident, a cop’s hand was chopped off after he tried to stop a group of men from violating the rules of the lockdown. Assistant Sub-Inspector Harjeet Singh’s hand was cut with a sword while six of his colleagues sustained injuries when they asked a group of men to show curfew passes at a vegetable market in Patiala, reports Hindustan Times.

Punjab police said the men refused to show their passes and instead forced their way through the barricade and attacked them. As the cops began to chase them, five men charged at them with swords. The injured cops were immediately rushed to a local hospital and then taken to a better facility in Chandigarh, reports News18.

ASI Harjeet Singh underwent a 7.5 hour-long surgery to get his hand reattached successfully. The doctors who performed the surgery said that his hand is now viable and warm with good circulation.

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“It was a technically very complex and challenging surgery, which has been successfully done,” Dr Jagat Ram, director of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, was quoted saying by India Today.

Seven people, including five attackers, have been arrested over their role in the incident. The men identified as Nihangs were booked for attempt to murder, attack on a public servant under the Indian Penal Code along with other charges. We pray for the speedy recovery of the officers.

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