Satna(MP), Aug 11: Driven by superstition, a man slashed his tongue and offered it before the photograph of Goddess Durga, and died within few hours.
The incident took place at Nagod tahsil town in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district Sunday, Aug 10, police said, adding the victim was identified as 45-year-old tailor Ghanshyam Kori.
He performed rituals and prayed in front of the photo of Goddess Durga and cut his tongue with a blade to give it as offering to the Goddess.
As his condition worsened, his neighbours tried to take him to hospital, but Ghanshyam prevented them saying he would recover with the blessing of the deity.
The neighbours expecting some miracle indulged in 'Bhajan Kirtan' for about four hours after Ghanshyam fainted. As he did not regain consciousness, he was taken to the government hospital at Nagod, where doctors declared him dead.
Nagod Station House Officer Pannalal Awasthi said the matter was being investigated.