The matter came to light when he went to the doctor complaining of low appetite, weight loss and stomach pains.
A 5-member team conducted a 5-hour surgery on Sunday to remove the metal from his body. The man is now stable.
Shocking story from Amritsar! Man eats 40 knives, lives to tell tale; said to the doctor "I felt like eating them" pic.twitter.com/TaLrk6oHQj— ANI (@ANI_news) August 20, 2016
5-member team located knives in body, surgery took 5 hours. Man ate these knives for over 2 months (graphic content) pic.twitter.com/Zazh8oUnqG— ANI (@ANI_news) August 20, 2016
When asked the reason for eating the knives, the man told his doctors that he felt like eating them. "This was very unnerving. Have never witnessed something like this in my career as a doctor," said Dr Jitendra Malhotra, a member of the team who performed the surgery.
This was very unnerving, not witnessed something like this in my career as a doctor: Dr. Jitendra Malhotra (Surgeon) pic.twitter.com/OeozUrBOJs— ANI (@ANI_news) August 20, 2016