Health

Cop Swallows 40 Knives

| by Kathryn Schroeder
Doctors Removing Knives From Man's StomachDoctors Removing Knives From Man's Stomach

A team of doctors removed 40 knives from an Indian man's stomach.

The 42-year-old patient, referred to as Jarnail Singh, is a police head constable, according to The Times of India. When admitted to the hospital, he complained of stomach pain and weakness.

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"Patient's ultrasound revealed a growth in his stomach," Dr. Jatinder Malhotra, managing director of the hospital Singh was admitted to, said. "To confirm the diagnosis, an endoscopy was done which showed a few metallic knives inside the stomach."

Singh told doctors he swallowed 40 knives of different sizes in the past two months.

He did this because “he liked the way they tasted,” according to a report by Barcroft Media via The Telegraph.

He is believed to suffer from a psychological problem.

A team of surgeons, physicians and critical-care doctors operated on Singh to remove the knives, The Times of India reports.

"In my 20 years of practice, this is the most dreadful surgery I have ever seen or done," Malhotra said.

Singh is expected to make a full recovery.

Sources: The Times of India, The Telegraph / Photo Credit: Dinesh Dubey/Barcroft Images via The Telegraph, Dinesh Dubey/Barcroft Images via Daily Mail