Vizianagaram: In a shocking incident, a man attacked his neighbour with an iron rod and chopped off his genitals in broad daylight near Pedamerangi Junction under Jiyyammavalasa police station limits in Vizianagaram district on Wednesday.
The victim has been identified as P Dharma Rao, and the accused is B Nani, and both are residents of Pedamerangi and farmers by occupation. The incident took place when Dharma Rao was talking to his friends near Pedamerangi Junction on Wednesday afternoon. Nani who came to the junction attacked on Dharma Rao's head with an iron rod and later Nani chopped off his private parts and fled from the spot.
Unfortunately, no one dared to rescue Dharma Rao, and all the friends of Dharma Rao remained a silent spectator as they feared to prevent Nani suspecting that he may attack them.
Nani chopped off Dharma Rao's genitals with a sharp knife, suspecting him of having an extramarital affair with his wife. Hearing Rao's scream in pain, the locals took him to a hospital and alerted the police, said Sub-Inspector of Police K Siva Prasad.
The injured Dharma Rao was shifted to KG Hospital in Vizag city, and he is undergoing treatment. His condition is said to be critical. "We are also suspecting old-rivalry as one of the reasons behind the crime. We have formed a special team to nab the accused Nani "the police officer said.