Three fingers of a security guard were chopped off as his hand was forced into a grass cutting machine by few men, after he failed to direct them to a destination in Surajpur area of Gautam Budh Nagar district.

Anil Kumar, a resident of Shahdara village, works as a security guard at Gulshan Homz in Sector-137 in Noida.

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On Saturday evening, when he was returning home near Paras Tera Society, the accused who were in car, stopped to ask Kumar for directions to Kulshera village, police said.

When Kumar said he didn't know the way, they dragged him inside the car and assaulted him.

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The assailants then took him to a field where they forced his hand into the machine. Three of Kumar's fingers were severed.

Locals gathered after listening to his cries for help and rushed him to a hospital.

Police has lodged an FIR and a manhunt is on to trace the absconding accused.