A cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu cut his tongue on Thursday seeking the 'intervention of gods' to make India win the World Cup semifinal match against Australia.
The incident took place at Ponneri in Vellore district. Sudhakar, an ardent cricket fan, was sad after Australia put up a huge score of 328 runs batting first against India in the second semifinal.
Sudhakar got depressed and in an act of reckless behavior, he cut his tongue with a knife at his residence, the Jolarpet police said.
It was after hearing Sudhakar's cries that his relatives and neighbours came to his rescue. They rushed him to nearby Adukkamparai government hospital. The police said they had not registered a case as there was no complaint.
The youth's condition is stable. The people who brought him did not bring the severed piece so we were not able to do micro surgery to stitch it back," a doctor at the Government Vellore Medical College and Hospital told IANS preferring anonymity.
According to the doctor, plastic surgery was being planned and a decision would be taken by a surgeon.
Initially, his friends and relatives told the hospital authorities that Sudhakar was climbing a papaya tree holding a knife in his month. When he slipped down, the knife cut his tongue.
"When I asked the youth's friends, they told me the real reason. It is a case of self inflicted injury," the doctor told