In a bizarre incident, a 41-year-old man on Monday chopped off his finger to show his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s developmental work and demanded to meet him.
Sashikanta Sahoo, a native of Samagudia village, reportedly raised slogans in favour of Modi in the temple before chopping his thumb with a sharp weapon. He then threw the severed finger at the feet of the deity, cut his right hand thumb supporting the good governance of Modi-led central government.
The 41-year-old mentally deranged person also demanded to meet Modi, Bisi added.
“I am a die-hard supporter of Narendra Modi now as his good governance within a short span has impressed me a lot. I cut my hand with a chopper to pay my respects to Modiji,” said Sahu.
On being informed, police seized the kitchen knife used by Sahoo to chop his finger and a portion of the right hand thumb from the spot.
Sahu was later rushed to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.