Kolkata: Doctors at a government hospital here today removed nine needles from the throat of a 14-year-old girl after a three-hour long operation those were shockingly inserted into the poor child’s throat as part of a ‘tantrik ritual’.
The attending doctors had initially thought that the girl had swallowed the needles. However, it was only after the operation doctors discovered that the needles were inserted from outside.
Doctors spoke to the child who told them that the needles were inserted from outside as part of a ‘tantrik ritual’.
However, parents of the 14-year-old girl told doctors at the NRS Hospital in Kolkata that she swallowed nine needles.
The matter came to light following an announcement by a senior official of the hospital where the girl was being treated.