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Dalit man accidentally cast vote to BJP chops-off finger for mistake

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Lucknow: In a shocking incident, a Dalit man, who accidentally cast his vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, has chopped off his index finger for the “mistake”.

 

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The incident came into limelight after a video clip that has gone viral on social media in which Pawan Kumar, can be heard saying that he got confused with too many symbols on the voting machine and pressed the wrong button on Thursday.

 

Dalit man chops off index finger after accidentally voting for BJP in UP:

 

He said in the video that “I wanted to vote for the elephant, but I voted for the flower by mistake.”

Kumar had gone to vote in the Shikarpur area in Bulandshahr and cast his vote for BJP’s Bhola Singh instead of the Bahujan Samj Party’s Yogesh Varma.

 

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He said he was a Dalit and it was his duty to vote for the elephant (the BSP symbol). He added that the ink mark on his index finger reminded him of his mistake for which he chopped it off.

 

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IAF officer to face homicide charge for shooting down Mi-17 chopper

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New Delhi: The officer held responsible for the accidental shooting down of a military helicopter at the height of India-Pakistan tension in February will be charged by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for culpable homicide not amounting to murder along with three others, according to reports.

The IAF is yet to officially acknowledge reasons for the Mi-17 helicopter’s crash on February 27, the day Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets attempted to cross the Line of Control (LoC). But reports suggest that it was shot down in a friendly fire by IAF’s own air defence missile.

 

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The Court of Inquiry into the incident killing all six onboard is yet to be completed.

The IAF maintains that the investigation was still going on but multiple reports indicate that there was a lapse in following the Standard Operating Procedures.

 

IAF Pilot to face homicide charge for shooting down of military helicopter:

 

A report said that the officer commanding the Srinagar air base, where the crash took place, has been removed.

 

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The officer who was presiding over operations will face charges of culpable homicide, a criminal offence, according to another report.

The incident had occurred in Jammu and Kashmir in the melee when IAF jets had engaged intruding PAF fighters over the LoC a day after air strike on terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot.

 

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