Punjab: Teenager chops off tongue to appease deity

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 22:21

Amritsar: A 17-year-old boy chopped off his
tongue in a temple, some 30-km from here, to propitiate the
presiding deity Goddess Chawenda Devi.

Baljit Singh, aged 17, who cut off his tongue, is a
regular visitor to the temple, family members and the priest

He was rushed to nearby hospital where his tongue was
stitched by a team of doctors who said Baljit`s condition was

Temple priest Brij Mohan first saw Baljit in a pool of
blood and raised an alarm.

The Free Ambulance Service of the Punjab government took
him to the hospital in a critical condition, police said.


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First Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 22:21

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