In a bizarre incident, doctors of Hangal Sri Kumareshwar Hospital on Sunday removed 187 coins from a man’s stomach in Bagalkot city.58-year-old man identified as Dyamappa Harijan was suffering from schizophrenia, a psychiatric illness. A resident of Lingsugur town in Raichur district, Harijan had swallowed coins of various denominations weighing a total of 1.5 kilogram over a period of two to three months.
He complained of stomach ache on Saturday. He was rushed to the hospital attached to S Nijalingappa Medical College in Bagalkot. On carrying out his X-ray and performing endoscopy, doctor found coins in the stomach. After performing the surgery, the doctors removed a total of 187 coins: 56 coins of Rs 5, 51 of Rs 2, and 80 of Rs 1.