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Razor attack on BSNL man

A 35-year-old man was seriously injured when he came under a razor attack at Tuiladungri in Golmuri police station area in Jamshedpur on Saturday.

The victim, identified as BSNL employee Nand Kishore Diggi, sustained injuries on his shoulder and neck. He has been admitted to MGM Medical College and Hospital’s emergency ward. Diggi underwent a surgery on Sunday and is said to be out of danger. The doctor, who is treating Diggi, said had the razor passed through the throat a little deeper, Diggi would have died.

According to a relative, Diggi, a driver with BSNL’s Tinplate office, was returning to his Tuiladungri home on foot around 11.45pm when he was stopped by local a thug whom Diggi knew. The victim was attacked barely 200m from his house.

“Thug Rajan Kumar had asked Diggi to cough up Rs 3,000. When he denied, saying he was not carrying so much cash, Kumar started frisking him. When Diggi resisted, the accused fished out a razor and slashed Diggi’s left hand and neck. The attacker, however managed to flee,” Pavan Kumar told The Telegraph.

Officer-in-charge of Golmuri police Nehaluddin Khan confirmed the incident, but could not ascertain it to be an extortion case. “It is true that a man was attacked at Tuiladungri, but it is still not clear whether the accused had attacked the victim because he refused to pay rangdaari,” said OC Khan, adding that accused Kumar was absconding.

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