Lucknow, April 18: In a truly bizarre incident, a Dalit voter chopped off his finger after accidentally pressing the button of BJP instead of BSP at a booth in Shikarpur area of Bulandshahr.
Pawan Kumar, while casting his vote, wanted to hit the button for the BSP but instead hit the button for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The 25-year-old Dalit youth was frustrated after the error and could not control his emotions.
Pawan Kumar hails from Abdullapur Hulaspur village, Shantipur police station area in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.
While Kumar wanted to vote for SP-BSP-RLD candidate Yogesh Sharma, he ended up voting for BJP candidate from the region Bhola Singh.
According to Pawan Kumar and his brother, they had gone to a polling booth set up in the village to cast vote in phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Kumar was rushed to a hospital but was soon discharged after his treatment. He has released a video of the incident on social media. (Agencies)