Arrowhead in tribal's chest for 20 yrs

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Indore, Oct 8 (UNI) An iron arrowhead, embedded in the chest of a 60-year-old tribal man for 20 years, was detected in the Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital here when he was hospitalised there for the treatment of his intestines.

Hospital sources said that the X-Ray report of Tukaria, resident of Jobat tahsil of Jhabua district, disclosed that an iron arrowhead has been embedding in his chest very close to his heart and other soft organs. Doctors said that it may pose risk to his life in case of operation.

The tribal man was admitted to the hospital yesterday amazingly not for the removal of the arrow tip but for the treatment of his troubling intestines.

Tukaria said that about 20 years back somebody has shoot him with an arrow. He broke the wooden part of it but the iron arrowhead remained in the body causing no pain or discomfort.

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