Dharmapuri youth discharged after almost losing hand in petrol attack
news Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 05:30
A month after an incident in Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu where a teenager was tied to a tree and his hands doused with petrol and burnt, the boy has been discharged from the hospital. The teenager was tied to a tree and his hand was burnt after pouring petrol on it. The men responsible for this act suspected K. Pounraj (18) of stealing a mobile phone. Hailing from Velavelli village, he was brought to KMC on March 25th, accompanied by his Father, Krishnan a 63 year old daily wage labourer working in Bangalore. He spent nearly a month at the Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMC), before he got discharged. He has lost almost all his fingers on his right hand, but luckily for him, the doctors were able to save his palm and reconstructive surgeries have been planned to save his thumb. Dr. Nirmala Ponnambalam, head of the burns and plastic surgery department at KMC told The Hindu that she asked Pounraj to come back in 10 days for the reconstructive surgery. His left hand, which had also suffered minor burns, has completely recovered, she added. The two men responsible for this act have been arrested in connection with the incident.