Odisha Migrant Labourer’s Fingers, Toes Chopped Off By Agent In Maharashtra

Nuapada: In a barbaric incident, two agents allegedly chopped off fingers and toes of a migrant labourer from Odisha in Maharashtra’s Nagpur recently. The incident came to the fore after the family members of the worker filed a complaint in this regard with the Komna Police station following the victim’s return.

One Chamaru Paharia of Tikirapada village in Nuapada district of Odisha had gone to Nagpur along with two middlemen Dala Satnami and Bidesi Sunani during the Rath Yatra this year. The middlemen had engaged Paharia to work in a building construction site.

Satnami and Sunani allegedly offered liquor to Paharia and allegedly chopped off three fingers of his right hand and five toes of his right leg when he asked for wages. Later, they dumped him at the Nagpur Railway Station.

A team of Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued Paharia in a critical condition and admitted him at a nearby hospital. Later, Paharia was discharged from the hospital and sent back to his village.

“Satnami and Sunani had taken me to work in Nagpur some months ago. However, when I asked them for money they attacked me and chopped off my fingers and toes,” alleged Paharia.

Komna Police, meanwhile, have started an investigation into the matter.