A father in India, Parminder Singh has chopped off the hands of a teen accused of raping his seven month old daughter in a revenge attack.
According to local reports, Parminder Singh, 25 , beat the 17-year old teen, tied him to a tree, and hacked off both his hands, before leaving him abandoned next to a canal near Bathindaâ€™s Jhumba village.
The fatherâ€™s actions come after the teen was accused of molesting his baby in 2014, after allegedly being caught in the act by the babyâ€™s mother.
Upon his arrest, the teen was sent to a juvenile remedial home as he awaited trial.
On April 19, he was making a court appearance in the Bathinda district of Punjab, when the babyâ€™s father lured him away after purportedly offering him an out of court settlement.
A senior police officer of Bathinda said, â€˜He (the father) took him near a dried up canal, beat him up badly and then tied him to a tree and finally hacked his hands off.
â€˜Locals alerted police and we rushed to the spot. We picked him up, his hands, and took him to the hospital.â€™
He confirmed the man was in a stable condition, while telling: â€˜There is nothing below the wrists now.â€™
The police have since told they now seek to arrest the father who works as a brick kiln laborer, who they now plan to charge with attempted murder.
A report via indiatoday notes sexual assault is a prevalent problem in India, with 33,707 cases of rape reported in the country in 2013, rising from reports of 24,923 in 2012.
An estimate of 92 women raped are raped a day in India.
Nearly one in three rape victims are under the age of 18.
The country suffers from a slow, and often corrupt legal justice system, which leads many people to turn to vigilante justice.