Horrifying moment police officer has his hand chopped off as he tries to enforce coronavirus lockdown rules in India
Footage has emerged of an Indian policeman's hand being lopped off in a terrifying sword attack as officers stood at a coronavirus road checkpoint.
Harjit Singh, an assistant sub inspector with the Punjab Police, was patrolling outside a vegetable market in Patiala when seven men belonging to the Nihang Sikh warrior sect turned violent.
Footage shows a truck ramming through the barricades before the warriors leap from their vehicle and attack with traditional Sikh blades.
Singh's left hand is cut from his wrist and he can be seen writhing on the floor in agony, screaming as he tries to stem the flow of blood with a handkerchief.
The assailants were arrested and brought into custody, but Singh and six fellow officers suffered injuries and were rushed to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, according to CNN.
After more than seven hours of 'painstaking' surgery, doctors managed to reattach Singh's severed limb to his left wrist.
Captain Amarinder Singh of the Punjab Police tweeted: 'Police Party on Naka duty was attacked today in which one ASI's hand was cut off and six were injured. 'Police cornered the culprits and have taken them into custody.'
India has been put under a blanket lockdown, effectively quarantining its 1.3billion citizens.
But still the country's number of cases continues to climb, with around 10,000 cases and 339 deaths.
Some experts say India has not conducted enough tests and that the true number of infections is much higher.
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hywel15, Newport, United Kingdom
When the Indian Prime Minister first imposed the lockdown there he mentioned the possibility of shooting people who broke the restrictions, when you see behaviour like this you can understand why he made such a threat.
Useless police. There were a dozen of them. They could have easily brought that man down but were just standing around doing nothing.
mothersruin, WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom
What is wrong with people? Why are some folk permanently angry and unable or unwilling to see that rules are being made for their benefit?
Crackedskull, H-Town, United States
Does he have a gun? Could he not shoot?
Quiche Lorraine, in the kitchen, United Kingdom
What a horrific situation. I hope the surgeons were successful and this gentleman makes the best kind of recovery possible with such an injury.
snivershiver, west covina, United States
Government and police are corrupt in India anyway.
tocatta78, CA, United States
Horrible!!! Thank God for those amazing doctors.
太可怕了! ! !谢天谢地，有了不起的医生帮他把手接回去。
l44yes, london, United Kingdom
Police going around hitting people with sticks ..to enforce lockdown.. some of them are definitely over zealous.. only this time they hit the wrong person.. or maybe their father ..so ... he retaliated. .. police have to respect civilians ..for them to respect police.