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Doctors remove 40 knives from policeman’s stomach

Doctors in Punjab say they’ve surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months.

india Updated: Aug 23, 2016 12:44 IST
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Doctors surgically removed 40 knives after a 5-hour operation.

Doctors in Punjab say they have surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months.

The 42-year-old man is recovering in a hospital after undergoing surgery on Friday in which doctors removed the knives — some folded and some with exposed blades up to 18 cm (7 inches) long.

Doctors surgically removed 40 knives after a 5-hour operation. (ANI)

Jatinder Malhotra, one of the doctors present during the five-hour operation, said on Tuesday that the man, who works as a police constable, was apparently suffering from a psychiatric disorder and is now being counselled. He said the man could not explain why he swallowed the knives.

Malhotra said he had never before heard of a case of a person swallowing knives.