Punjab Police SI Harjeet Singh Returns Home after Successful Hand Surgery

Punjab Police Sub Inspector Harjeeet Singh’s hand was chopped off in a brutal attack by a Nihang Sikh for being stopped at a barricade during the coronavirus lockdown. Harjeet Singh reached his home in Patiala after a successful surgery. According to reports, Singh was discharged from PGIMER in Chandigarh this morning. Check out more details here.

Updated: Apr 30, 2020 14:52 IST

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SI Harjeet Singh reaches home in Patiala.

According to reports, Singh was discharged from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh this morning. His hand was chopped off by a Nihang Sikh (and later replanted) fighting off an attack, while enforcing curfew at Patiala Sabzi Mandi on April 12.

Harjeet's hand was reattached by the doctors at Chandigarh's PGI hospital after a grueling seven-and-a-half hour surgery the same day. After the surgery, Singh stayed at the hospital for nearly two weeks for recovery.

The shocking incident took place on April 12. In a video of the incident that went viral on the internet, Harjeet Singh could be seen approaching Nihang Sikhs, who were trying to drive past the police in an SUV. As Harjeet Singh approached a vehicle, a Nihang Sikh can be seen swinging a sword in the air, slashing the cop's hand. Even as Harjeet Singh fell on the ground, he got up moments later. Another bystander gave him his lopped hand, which had fallen off at a distance. Singh was immediately rushed to Rajindra Hospital nearby and then referred to PGIMER in Chandigarh, where his hand was reattached. Seven people, including five attackers, were arrested hours later after an exchange of fire at a gurdwara. Punjab government then promoted Harjeet Singh from the post of assistant sub-inspector to sub-inspector for showing exemplary courage and restraint in a stressful situation.

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