Machete stuck in manís head removed after 10 hrs

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SummaryAs the accused were brandishing the machete, it hit Srinivas and got stuck in his skull.

A machete that was stuck for over 10 hours in the head of a man who was attacked by a gang in Tumkur city on Monday night was successfully removed by doctors at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences on Tuesday.

Srinivas, a resident of Channappana Palya in Tumkur city, was attacked by three persons wielding a machete following a dispute over an alleged extramarital affair he had with the sister-in-law of one of the attackers, Additional Superintendent of Police in Tumkur Hanumantharayappa said.

As the accused were brandishing the machete, it hit Srinivas and got stuck in his skull, police said. The incident took place around 9 pm on Monday.

Srinivasís 10-year-old son Manu, who had come with him to purchase medicines, started screaming following the attack and the three attackers ó Stephen, a historysheeter, Ganesh and Soma ó fled the scene leaving the machete stuck in Srinivasís head.

People who gathered at the spot on hearing the screams of the boy rushed Srinivas to a nearby hospital. He was later taken to the Tumkur district hospital.

Doctors at the district hospital suggested that the removal of the machete would result in death due to bleeding and recommended shifting Srinivas to Nimhans hospital in Bangalore. Nearly 10 hours after the machete was planted in his head by the attackers, Srinivas was brought to Nimhans hospital and a surgery was performed around 7 am to remove the machete from his head.

Srinivas is now undergoing treatment at the hospital and has been kept under medical observation for 24 hours.

ďThe injured man is out of danger. A case of attempt to murder has been registered against Stephen, Ganesh and Soma. We have launched a manhunt for them and will nab them soon,Ē Hanumantharayappa said over phone.

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