Thugs chop off ear of former police officer for refusing to shave his mustacheBy Mason White 1:09 PM July 31, 2014
By: Hydar Tomar
A former police officer was hospitalized after several thugs belonging to a criminal gang, chopped off his ear because he refused to shave his mustache, police in India said.
Police said that the criminal gang viewed the officer’s mustache as an open challenge to their authority in the region, and had ordered him to remove his mustache, but the victim ignored them.
The incident took place in the city Bihta on Monday night.
According to the police investigation, when 45-year-old former officer Ramanuj Verma, was riding his motorcycle home on Monday night, the criminals attacked him.
They cut off his left ear with a sharp knife before fleeing the scene. Police are searching for the suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made.
One suspect was identified as Nanku Yadav. He has a criminal past. The victim is currently being treated at a local hospital.