Woman cuts off tongue to appease goddess Kali
Nainital: In a shocking incident, a 36-year-old woman cut off her tongue to appease goddess Kali at the Ma Purnagiri Shaktipeeth temple in Tanakpur town on Monday.
A profusely bleeding Lakshmi Devi was rushed to the Tanakpur Civil Hospital here.
Medical officer in-charge at the hospital, Deepak Gahtauri, said her tongue had been cut off from the root and Lakshmi Devi had turned mute.
Devotees said the woman took the extreme step after she was unable to offer a goat for sacrifice. It is learnt that she had made a vow a few years ago if her wishes were fulfilled, she would sacrifice a goat at the altar of the goddess.
As she was unable to keep her commitment, she decided to turn mute by cutting off her tongue with a sharp-edged blade while returning home to her village in UP.
Source: Times of India