A 19-year-old budding body builder was brought to Hosmat hospital with a severed left hand on Monday afternoon. His hand was chopped off with a knife after miscreants demanded `100 from his friends and he refused to give them the money.
The victim, Charan, was out for a walk with his friends near a ground close to his house in Herohalli when two youngsters, known to Charan and his friends, asked Charan’s friend Sanketh for `100.
Charan, who was walking a little ahead, turned around and demanded that his friends and he be left alone. With the verbal duel between the two groups escalating, the miscreants, identified as Abhishek and Kiran, attacked Charan with a knife and cut his left hand across the palm and wrist.
Charan’s friends rushed him to a nearby hospital, from where he was eventually shifted to Hosmat Hospital, where doctors have reattached his hand. But they are still unsure whether it will regain normal functioning.
“We are not sure whether he will regain full function of his fingers. The doctors have reattached them, but say there’s a 50 per cent chance of it being fully functional. They have given it three days to find out,” Charan’s father Ranga Swamy said.
Charan had failed his second PUC and had joined a gym nearby to begin working on his body. “He was six months into the course and was working towards making a name and participating in the state championship when this happened,” the father said.
Police are on the lookout for Abhishek and Kiran, aged about 22-23.
Hospital doctors say:
According to Hosmat Hospital, Charan was rushed to the emergency ward with his left hand chopped across the palm and wrist joint. He was immediately resuscitated as he was in a state of shock. He had multiple broken bones, tendon, nerve and blood vessel injuries. According Ajith Benadict Royan, Vice-President, Hosmat Hospital, broken bones were fixed using JESS, an external fixator. With an operating microscope, all the severed arteries, veins, nerves, muscles and tendons were reconstructed. “The patient will be put on physiotherapy in two days. In three weeks, new skin will grow. The nerves will start functioning without any difficulty after four months,” said Dr D Chaitanya, consultant Hand and Microsurgery, Hosmat.