A drug addict stole a sword from a temple and stabbed a teen boy after accusing him of stealing his bicycle.

According to the police, the shocking incident took place Sunday, August 8, at Karond square in the Nishatpura locality of Bhopal, India.

Investigation officer ASI Santram Khanna identified the suspect as 37-year-old Yashpal Yadav, a resident of Ashoka Garden.

Police say the suspect, a vegetable vendor, was addicted to cannabis. On Sunday night, the suspect was smoking a joint in the Karond area when he noticed his bicycle was stolen.

Yadav grew suspicious of a teen boy whom he spotted in the area at that time. In a fit of rage, the suspect went to a nearby Hindu temple and stole a sword before charging towards the teen victim.

The suspect repeatedly stabbed the boy in the neck and shoulder. Police say the victim, identified as 19-year-old Aman Khan, a resident of Parwakheda, was rushed to a nearby medical facility with life-threatening injuries.

The victim, a scrap dealer, was undergoing treatment at the hospital, however, no updates were available about his current health condition.

Nishatpura police registered a case and arrested the suspect on charges of attempt to murder.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a teenager received severe injuries to his hand after reportedly being slashed with a Samurai sword when a convenience store row escalated into a violent confrontation in the street outside.

The injured teen was attacked by another man near the McColl's store in Sutton Park, England on July 21.

Police officers later surrounded a house in Coleford Grove, Bransholme, to nab the suspect but to no avail.

"The man in question was threatening people with a sword outside of the shop," a local resident, who did not wish to be named, said.

The manager of the McColl's convenience store, in Ridsdale, said: "A couple of customers had an altercation in the store and that was it as far as I was concerned.

"But then one of them went home and came back with a Samurai sword, although I didn't see it myself. The injured man's girlfriend came in for a first aid kit and tissues and said her boyfriend had been slashed.

"As far as I know it was superficial. I told my staff to come inside and the police turned up."

A Humberside Police spokesman said: "Our investigations are ongoing and we ask anyone who has information, or has CCTV footage, to contact our non-emergency number on 101, quoting log 266 of July 21, 2021."

A 15-year-old girl has been accused of killing and beheading her 9-year-old niece with a sword during a religious ceremony in Dungarpur district, Rajasthan, India on Monday, Aug. 1. This is a representational image. Pixabay.

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