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Vendor bites off part of man’s thumb during a fight in a train near Mumbai

Uday Kumar Singh, who is admitted to a private hospital in Palghar, and has suffered an 8% disability to the thumb

mumbai Updated: Oct 27, 2017 11:02 IST
Ram Parmar
Uday Kumar Singh is admitted in a private hospital in Palghar.
Uday Kumar Singh is admitted in a private hospital in Palghar.(Mohammed Hussain Khan)

A vegetable vendor allegedly bit off part of 24-year-old man’s right thumb aboard a Virar-Dahanu train late on Wednesday. The 30-year-old attacker, who is a relative of the victim, is on the run. They are from Chhapra district of Bihar.

The Palghar GRP has transferred the case to their counterpart in Vasai. Uday Kumar Singh, who is admitted to a private hospital in Palghar, and has suffered an 8% disability to the thumb.

Singh, a resident of Kelwe in Palghar, also runs a vegetable shop in Borivli. As per his routine, he boarded the late night Dahanu train after work.

“Singh was in the coach and saw one Pradip Sahani, who had worked with him for three months and did not report to work after that. Singh questioned Sahani about his absence. Another passenger Kedhu Chaurasia tried intervened, but Singh told him to mind his own business. This infuriated Chaurasia who bit Singh’s right thumb,” said inspector Pramod Babar of Palghar GRP.

The attack left Singh unconscious. Commuters helped him regained conscious and took him to a hospital in Palghar. Meanwhile, Chaurasia disappeared into the dark when the train reached Virar railway station.

“Singh has undergone a surgery. He will be discharged on Saturday and needs six weeks of rest,” said Dr Abdul Dhada ,he said.

Singh’s brother Sunil said Chaurasia always carries a knife and fortunately he did not kill him.

The Palghar GRP has registered a case under Section 324 (causing hurt using dangerous weapon) of the Indian Penal Code against Chaurasia.

​Inspector Rajendra Bhosale ​ of Vasai GRP​ said, “We will charge both the victim and the accused ​ under Section 160 (​punishment for fighting in public and disturbing ​peace) of the IPC.”