Punjab: Teenager chops off tongue to appease deity
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.