Forty knives have been surgically removed from the stomach of a police officer in northern India. Why he swallowed them remains unclear.
Surgeons in the city of Amritsar spent five hours operating on the 42-year-old who had complained of severe abdominal pain after consuming the blades over a period of two months.
According to some reports, the man said ‘spiritual powers’ made him swallow the knives.
Doctors say he will undergo a psychological assessment before being discharged from hospital.
Doctors in India say they've surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them. https://t.co/RfhaWnVYXv— The Associated Press (@AP) 23 août 2016