Man amputates finger after vote mistake | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 20, 2019

Man amputates finger after vote mistake

An Indian man chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in the country’s national election.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, Pawan Kumar said he became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine and voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party instead of its regional rival in Uttar Pradesh state on Thursday.

Distraught, Kumar went home and chopped off his finger with a meat cleaver.

Even though votes are cast electronically at polling stations, the index finger of every voter is marked with indelible ink after they cast ballots, to make sure they do not vote again.

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