India elections: man chops off finger after voting for wrong party

India elections: man chops off finger after voting for wrong party

A man has chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in India’s general election. Pawan Kumar became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine and voted for Narendra Modi’s party instead of its regional rival in Uttar Pradesh state on Thursday, his brother said. Distraught, Kumar, 25, went home and chopped off his finger with a meat cleaver. Even though votes are cast electronically at polling stations, the index finger of every voter is marked with indelible ink after they cast ballots, to make sure they do not vote again. “He […]

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