UP Man Cuts off Tongue as Offering to God, Family Alleges ‘Mentally Disturbed’ Kin Misled into Act

A 22-year-old man chopped off his tongue at a temple at Bhati village in Baberu area here, police said on Sunday. Atma Ram (22) reached the temple on Saturday. He cut off his tongue and offered it to God,” Jai Shyam Shukla, SHO, Baberu said.

Later, police reached the spot and sent the man to a hospital. His condition is stated to be stable, he said. Meanwhile, Atma Ram’s father Ram Singh told police that his son was mentally disturbed and was observing nine days fast on ‘Navratri’. He alleged that some people misled his son into committing the act.

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