Thieves cut off mans holy leg

#1
feckin' bizarre!


Thieves cut off man's 'holy leg'
By Omer Farooq
BBC News, Hyderabad

Police in southern India are hunting for two men who attacked a Hindu holy man, cut off his right leg and then made off with it.

The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg.

He is now recovering from his ordeal in hospital in the city of Tirupati in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Local people believed they could be healed of spiritual and physical problems if they touched his leg.

They also believed in Mr Kondaiah's predictions of the future.

Police say the incident happened 550 km north of the state capital, Hyderabad.

'Brutal manner'

Police say that the self-styled 'Godman' - who lives in a village near the city of Tirupati - was approached a few days ago by two strangers who came to seek his advice over a medical problem.

They say that the pair returned to the old man on Tuesday ostensibly to thank him for his help.

"As the old man had the weakness of drinking, he accepted their invitation to have drinks with them," said local police Sub-Inspector Pendakanti Dastgiri.

"They took him to a deserted spot in the outskirts of the village.

"After the old man had passed out under the influence of liquor, they cut off his right leg from the knee," he said.

Mr Dastgiri said that the amputation was carried out in a very "brutal manner" and that police are still looking for the leg and the men who so cruelly took it.

He said that the assailants used a sharp hunting knife, and left the old man alone and bleeding slowly to death.

Local people who found him unconscious alerted the police, who rushed him to hospital in Tirupati.

After regaining consciousness Mr Kondaiah said that he had no idea why he was targeted in such a manner, and did not understand the motive of the miscreants in taking away his leg.

"I have always been good to others and helped who ever came to me. Then why has this been done to me?" he asked amid his tears.

Police say the reason for the attack could be because Mr Kondaiah told too many people of the alleged magical powers of his right leg.

"This might have motivated some people to take away his leg hoping to benefit from it," a police spokesman said.

"But it is difficult to say that this was the only motive. It could also be a case of a revenge attack."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7142920.stm
 
#2
He has a another one, doesn't he? He should stop fecking moaning.
 
#3
If the leg has healing power it should just grow back then shouldnt it ??
 
#5
Nobody noticed a blond one legged woman called Heather nearby did they ?? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 
#9
Well his powers of seeing into the future were obviously on leave that day...
 
#10
Hope he doesn't lose the other one. If he drowned his sorrows he'd be legless..............






TAXI.
 
#11
Oh no, now some mad criminals are going to go on a mad healing spree with this stolen leg!
 

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#12
He should have mentioned that the leg only did the magic stuff whilst his blood was being pumped through it.

On second thoughts, maybe he should be glad they left the rest of him.
 
#13
Forks said:
Oh no, now some mad criminals are going to go on a mad healing spree with this stolen leg!
"Alms for an ex-leper!"
 
#14
tell him not to worry another more magical one will grow out of the old stump :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

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