A man with suspected food poisoning shocked doctors after they discovered 263 coins and 100 nails in his stomach. The man identified as Maksud Khan, was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains and doctors performed an endoscopy to investigate the cause.
But they were amazed to find hundreds of coins, 1.5kg of nails, dozens of shaving blades, shards of glass, stones, and a 6-inch piece of rusted iron shackle.
Surgeons at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India, immediately operated and removed 7kg of foreign objects.
Mr Khan is believed to suffer mental health problems and did not inform his family or friends of bizarre eating habits.
According to the doctors, Mr Khan worked as a three-wheeler driver and would often swallow coins given to him by customers.
He had been complaining of stomach pains for three months.
Relatives say he had slipped into a depression and might have got hooked on eating metal objects.
Amazingly, the coins and nails never caused any pain or problem initially.
Khan is now out of danger after undergoing the operation and has vowed not to ingest any of the objects again.