A laborer became homesick during the strict implementation of lockdown in India, chopping off his tongue at a temple in early April this year.
Police reported that the man from Madhya Pradesh yearned to return home.
The incident happened at a temple in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. Residents believed that he thought it was a “sacrifice” to appease the goddess.
The victim named Vivek Sharma, 24, is native of Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. He worked as a sculptor.
The police found him native of Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. He was then holding his chopped tongue.
They rushed him to the nearby Sui Gam Hospital.
According to the report, the temple where the incident took place is looked after by the Border Security Force. The victim worked at another temple which is 14 kilometers away.
Police said he became extremely homesick. Weeks passed and he became restless. He wanted to go home but the lockdown restrictions ban inter-district or inter-state movement.
An official said the victim might have thought of offering his tongue as a sacrifice to the goddess to change his current situation and let him finally return home.
Further, they said the case is still open until the victim recovers and records his statement.