Maoists chopp off man’s hands, legs

June 17th, 2008 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS  

Patna, June 16 (IANS) A group of suspected Maoists from Nepal chopped off hands and legs of a Bihar villager as punishment for not organising a musical show, police said Monday. “Lal Babu Yadav was punished after he failed to organise an orchestra show in a village as ordered by the Nepali Maoists,” a police official said.

Yadav, in his 30s, is a resident of a village in East Champaran district near the Nepal border, about 200 km from here, and runs a musical band.

According to police, he was kidnapped from his home by the Nepali Maoists who chopped off his hands and legs Saturday night and later threw him near a railway track.

Yadav with critical injuries was admitted in a private nursing home in Motihari, district headquarters of East Champaran.

Yadav told police that the Maoists had ordered him to organise an orchestra party at a village in Nepal near the international border touching East Champaran.

Police have lodged a first information report (FIR) and launched investigations.

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