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Man eats 40 knives because ‘he felt like it’

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In a case that baffled everyone who heard about it, surgeons in Amritsar removed around 40 knives from a patient’s stomach. A 42-year-old police officer named Jarnail Singh was admitted to the hospital on Friday when he complained of stomach ache and weakness and subsequent endoscopy revealed that the guy’s gut was full of cutlery.

Dr. Jatinder Malhotra, managing director at Corporate Hospital, said that an ultrasound revealed a growth, which doctors first suspected could be some form of stomach cancer. An endoscopy showed a couple of knives, while a CT scan then confirmed the presence of knives.


Malhotra also described it as the “most dreadful surgery” he had ever done, and confirmed that a number of the knives were closed, however, a few were open inside Singh’s stomach. Almost all of the knives had started to rust. A psychological evaluation of the patient revealed certain mental instabilities. Apparently, Singh had been eating knives for a little over two months and when asked a reason for his habit, he just said, “I just felt like eating them.” The surgery took around five hours to complete. Afterwards, Singh told the medical team that he was feeling much better.