Friday, January 15, 2021

Indian man chops off tongue in sacrifice to stop coronavirus spread

A 24-year-old stone cutter in India chopped off his tongue in an apparent attempt to appease a goddess and stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to reports.
Vivek Sharma, who worked with his brother Shivam and seven others at the Bhavani Mata temple in Suigam, became alarmed about the deadly disease, according to the Times of India.

His co-worker Brijesh Singh Saab Singh told authorities that Sharma, a devotee of Kali Mata, had kept chanting the deity’s name.
On Saturday morning, Sharma said he was going to the market, but did not return to the temple, the news outlet reported.
When his brother called him, a person answered and told him that Sharma had sliced off his tongue at the Nadeshwari temple in Gujarat.

The young man was rushed to a hospital in Tharad where doctors worked to reattach his tongue, which was found in his hand as he lay unconscious on Sunday.
Enlarge ImageMan in Central India cuts off his tongue to stop the spread of Coronavirus

“For the last few days, he was keen to go back to his native town in Madhya Pradesh. But it was impossible due to lockdown. Today, in reckless abandon he chopped off his tongue,” police sub inspector HD Parmar told the Times of India.
“Only after thorough investigation we will know the exact reason for such a step,” Parmar added.

Stay Connected


Latest news

Biden unveils plan to pump $1.9 trillion into pandemic-hit economy

WILMINGTON, Del., (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal yesterday, saying bold investment was needed to jump-start the...

Barbados PM, seven others get COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said yesterday that she is among eight people who recently received a vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19). Mottley said Minister of...

Jamaican woman dies after earning master’s degree

(Jamaica Star) Twins Zaneta and Zuri Scott were eager to celebrate their mother Rosemarie’s graduation from the University of the West Indies, Mona, tomorrow. This...

PAHO/WHO working with Caribbean Countries to ensure the effective surveillance of the safety of the future COVID-19 Vaccines

PAHO/WHO and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) hosted a webinar titled "Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surveillance in the Caribbean" in November 2020,...