India, June 12 -- The little finger of a 56-year-old trader in north Delhi's Azadpur Sabzi Mandi was chewed after he intervened in a quarrel over dust while sweeping, police said. The trader was also attacked on his head with a brick by the attackers, which allegedly included four siblings who sell fruit in the same market.

The trader, Vinod Bhatia, had to be hospitalised after which the police registered a case of assault and wrongful restraint at Mahendra Park police station. "We have arrested three of the persons involved in the incident," said Bhisham Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police (north-west).

Bhatia has an office in the Azadpur Sabzi Mandi where he runs a wholesale business of fruit and vegetable. He told the pol...