Unidentified men picked up a 25-year-old from Shahdara Garhi village in Greater Noida and chopped off three of his fingers by forcing his hand into a fodder cutting machine.
The victim Anil SIngh works as a guard in a high-rise at Sector 137.
The attack took place late on Friday evening.
According to his brother, Abhay Singh, three men arrived in an Alto and pulled his brother Anil into the vehicle.
“It was around 7.30pm when the attackers pulled him into the car from near a temple in the village. They took him outside the village and forced his hands into the fodder cutting machine. He lost three fingers while a fourth was cut in half. My brother cannot identify the attackers,” Abhay said.
Abhay, however, did state that some people were forcing his brother to work for them, but he had refused.
Manish Saxena, the station house officer (SHO), said that a police complaint was received and a case under section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) will be registered against the attackers.
“The information about the incident was received by the police post-in-charge. The officer was told that some men had come in a car and asked the victim for an address which he did not know. Angered, the men took him to the fodder cutting machine where the victim’s hand was forced in and he lost three fingers,” Saxena said.
“It seems that there had been some previous rivalry between the victim and the attackers which led to the incident. The victim is fearful of revealing their identities. We will approach him to reveal names,” he added.
The victim originally hails from Bahraich district in UP.