A 25 year old Indian, Pawan Kumar has chopped off his index finger after mistakenly voting for the wrong party in the second phase of Lok Sbha Pools 2019.
According to Kumar, he was confused by the various symbols on the electronic voting machine and mistakenly pushed the button for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when he turned up to vote in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.
He had intended to cast his ballot for the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The lotus flower is the symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while the Bahujan Samaj Party, part of an alliance fighting Modi in the northern state, uses the elephant.
Upon realising his mistake, Kumar went home and chopped off his finger out of frustration. He was rushed to the hospital but was soon discharged after his treatment.