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Tongue cut to appease God

Sukanti Naik, a 17-year-old girl in Orissa chopped off her tongue to appease a Hindu goddess, police said. Devotees found her writhing in the temple.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 18:27 IST

A 17-year-old girl in Orissa chopped off her tongue to appease a Hindu goddess, police said on Monday.

Sukanti Naik of Dandamukundapur village in Puri district started praying on Saturday night at a temple. She reportedly cut her tongue after spending a night at the shrine, a police official said.

Devotees found her writhing on the temple floor and took her to a hospital. The police have registered a case against the girl.

First Published: Mar 27, 2006 19:42 IST