Huaian Maternity and Child Health hospital had to remove several embroidery needles from an 11 month old baby girl, allegedly inserted by the baby’s mother, JSChina reports.
At 9am on August 6, the girl was admitted for emergency surgery to remove four embroidery needles that were found inserted in the girl’s waist and hips. Doctors said it appeared that the needles had been inside the girl’s body for some time as they had begun to rust; one needle had even broken into two parts. Speaking to reporters, a surgeon commented on the nerve wracking removal process: any misstep could have caused the needles to puncture the girl’s organs.
Doctors said that the needles were most likely intentionally inserted, as stuff like this doesn’t generally happen by accident. Unsurprisingly the girl’s family is claiming ignorance to how their daughter ended up like a Hellraiser extra. While stranger things have happened, police are investigating on the assumption that the girl was being abused.
[Image via: JSChina]