Disapproving villagers have been accused of heinously injecting acid into a man's eyes after angrily thrashing him with bamboo sticks as punishment after the victim had gone to meet his girlfriend in Bihar, India on Sunday, Jan. 30.

The victim, identified as 25-year-old Sikandar Mandal, a resident of Supaul district of Bihar, India, was reportedly caught and restrained by the villagers following his visit to his girlfriend on Sunday, Jan. 30 evening.

The neighborhood allegedly disapproved of the relationship although the reason for their resentment remains unclear. The angry villagers reportedly tied the victim to an electric pole and bludgeoned him repeatedly using bamboo sticks. Even though the victim begged for mercy, the ruthless villagers proceeded to siphon acid from a rechargeable battery and poured it into the victim's eyes with the help of a syringe, Gulf News reported.

Mandal was reportedly badly injured after the ordeal and suffered severe burn injuries in his eyes. Police were subsequently alerted of the assault and rushed to the scene. The cops managed to rescue Mandal from the mob and admitted him to a government hospital for treatment.

“The girl called me to her house after making a phone call but when I reached there some villagers caught me and injected acid into my eyes. Now I can’t see anything clearly and am afraid of losing my vision,” the victim said.

The villagers stated that the man had been in a relationship with the girl for several months now. However, they expressed their disapproval and warned him to end his relationship with the girl immediately. However, when the victim ignored their demand, they decided to take matters into their own hands.

The authorities have registered a case against at least 25 people in connection with the incident and have launched a manhunt to nab all the accused.

“We have arrested one person but the majority of the accused persons have gone underground. We are conducting raids to nab all those behind the incident,” Nagendra Kumar, a local police officer who is in charge of the investigation, said.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a man who allegedly eloped with his employer’s wife reportedly lost his vision after a violent mob injected acid into his eyes in Bihar, India in February 2018, India.com reported.

The victim, a 30-year-old man and resident of Samastipur district, used to work as a tractor driver when he started an affair with his employer’s wife. The two subsequently eloped after consummating their extramarital relationship.

However, when the woman returned home on Feb. 16, 2018, for unknown reasons, the woman's brother-in-law called the victim claiming that she wanted to live with him and asked him to come to the Teghra police station to take her back with him.

While the victim was on his way to the police station, he was accosted by a group of around 20 people who assaulted him and injected acid into his eyes using a syringe. Following the assault, the victim lost his eyesight.

A druggie was left with a black and rotting penis after he reportedly injected cocaine directly into his appendage in Bronx, New York. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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