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Criminals chop off man's nose

IANS  Patna, June 23, 2007
First Published: 16:11 IST(23/6/2007) | Last Updated: 16:36 IST(23/6/2007)

A young man had his nose chopped off near Patna apparently for not voting for a woman candidate in the recent civic body elections.

Sambhu Rai, a resident of Sahpur in Danapur area, was going home on Friday evening when the husband of the candidate, Anita Devi, pounced on him.

The attackers thrashed Rai with sticks, stabbed him and finally chopped off his nose, the victim told the police. The main attacker, Niraj Kumar, has been arrested.

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