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Man cuts off girl’s hands during dispute over cell phone charger

By Mason White 1:03 PM August 25, 2017
Cell phone and charger (illustration)
Cell phone and charger (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

A man grabbed a sword and cut off the hands of a girl during a dispute over a cell phone charger, according to police in India.

Uttar Pradesh police said that they have arrested the man, who was not identified, after being accused of trying to kill the 15-year-old girl.

The suspect was charged with attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded in a busy market on Wednesday afternoon.

The girl and her mother were walking to the man’s home when the argument over the cell phone charger broke out.

During the argument, the 30-year-old man pulled out a sword and cut off the girl’s hands.

He then stabbed the girl multiple times, including in the chest.

Passersby managed to stop the attack, and held down the man until police arrived.

The girl was taken to the King George Medical College hospital in Lucknow, where she is said to be in critical condition.