Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bolangir/Cuttack, Jul 8:
A day after the spine-chilling incident in which a group of blood-thirsty miscreants chopped off both hands of a youth at Raghavpali village under Sadar police station limits in Odisha’s Bolangir district, the police today arrested three persons in the case.
The arrested have been identified as Gopinth Bhoi, Ajit Biswal and Lingaraj Gidela of Raghavpali village.
“The accused have confessed to their crime during interrogation. We will forward them to the court later in the day. The police have seized a sharp weapon and a club used by the accused. Efforts are on to nab the other accused”, said Bolangir SDPO Narayan Naik.
Meanwhile, the treatment of the victim, Kshirod Mishra is underway at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
However, the doctors at the hospital are not very hopeful about the possibility of grafting the severed hands of the victim.
“The patient is now under the treatment of Dr Arun Choudhury, head of the department of Plastic Surgery. Besides, senior doctors from other departments have also visited the patient. They will now plan for their next course of action,” Dr Bhubananda Maharana, Emergency Officer of the Hospital, told reporters.
Talking about grafting, he said any severed part of the body can be grafted.
“However, in this case, we have to see since how long the hands have been severed, the nature of the severed part, whether it is a cross injury or fine injury. Another important thing is how the two severed hands have been preserved since the time of the incident. We have to see that too. The next point is how much time it has taken to bring these two severed hands to the hospital. Only after examining all these aspects, we will be able to say whether these two hands can be grafted or not,” he added.
It may be mentioned that about 15-20 youths had launched a murderous attack on Mishra while he was on his way to take bath in a village pond on Tuesday morning. After overpowering him, they chopped off his two hands with a sharp weapon.
Following information, the Sadar police rushed to the spot and admitted him to the district headquarters hospital from where he was shifted to VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla. But as his condition began to deteriorate further, he was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.