Patna: A die-hard political supporter of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sacrificed his fourth finger after the formation of NDA authorities in Bihar. Anil Sharma alias Ali Baba (45), a resident of Vaina village beneath Ghosi police station in Bihar’s Jehanabad district has been finishing up this weird celebration for near 15 years.
Each time Nitish Kumar turns into CM he sacrifices one finger of his left hand and provides it the deity Goraiya Baba.
Sharma started this ritual in 2005 when Nitish Kumar was sworn in because the chief minister. He did the identical when Kumar turn out to be CM for the second time in 2010 and chopped off his third finger in 2015. He carried out the ritual once more after Kumar turn out to be CM of Bihar for the fourth time final week.
Requested why he does this, Sharma instructed mediapersons: “I have my own way the celebrate the victory of Nitish Kumar. I am his big fan. I knew that the CM will not come to meet me, still my respect for him will not diminish,” provides Sharma.
Satyendra Kumar, the SHO of Ghosi police station stated: “We learnt about this incident for the first time through the media and immediately despatched a team to the village for investigations. We will record his statement and consult our seniors for further action. We are initiating counselling for the person as well.”
Self-harm might be punishable beneath sections 322 to 324 of the Indian Penal Code, relying upon the affected person’s state of the thoughts, amongst different components.
Sanjay Verma, nationwide secretary of the JDU additionally expressed shock over the incident: “It is completely inhuman. We have directed our party workers to meet him and find out more details. There are various better ways of celebrations. We will also urge the local administration to provide proper medical aid and counselling to Sharma,” Verma stated.
As information about Sharma’s fourth finger turned public, fellow villagers and mediapersons assembled at his home on Tuesday. Villagers declare Sharma has psychological well being points.
His neighbours stated that when exit polls had been introduced on November 7, Sharma went into despair. He didn’t have meals for the following three days till November 10 when the Election Fee introduced a victory for the NDA.
(With IANS Inputs)