Doctors Find 40 Knives in Police Constable's Stomach

And he's somehow expected to be OK
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2016 11:01 AM CDT
Doctors Find 40 Knives in Police Man's Stomach

A 42-year-old police constable came into an Indian hospital complaining of stomach pain, the Times of India reports. According to the Telegraph, an ultrasound showed a mass doctors believed to be cancer. The reality was much more disturbing. An endoscopy revealed the mass to be a whole bunch of knives. On Sunday, doctors performed surgery, removing 40 knives from the man's stomach, News 18 reports. Dr. Jitinder Malhotra calls the five-hour operation the "most dreadful surgery" he's ever performed.

The unnamed man had apparently been eating the knives for two months because he felt like it and enjoyed the taste. Doctors say he's suffering from some sort of psychological problem. "This was very unnerving," the Telegraph quotes Malhotra as saying. "I have not witnessed something like this in my career as a doctor." Despite recently having 40 knives of various sizes piling up in his stomach, the man is expected to be OK. (More knife stories.)

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