Not the kind of belly piercing one hopes for.
A woman incredibly survived after being impaled by a steel rod after plummeting over 20 feet during an alleged monkey attack. Photos showing her inadvertent belly piercing are currently shocking people online.
[Warning: Graphic Images]
The freak accident occurred after the 20-year-old victim, named Khatija, was allegedly accosted by a band of monkeys while standing atop a roof in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Jam Press reported.
While attempting to fight her alleged simian assailants off, the poor woman fell off the roof and plummeted 22 feet onto a bar-lined boundary wall, whereupon one of the sharp rods pierced her stomach and back like a human shishkebab.
Unfortunately, Khatija lay there for a full hour before getting discovered by family members, who attempted to cut their impaled relative free. And while they succeeded at separating her from the boundary wall, the other half of the rod remained in her body.
Fearing the worst, the family rushed Khatija to the hospital, where they performed emergency surgery. Accompanying footage shows the patient lying on a bed with the steel stake sticking in one end of her midsection and out the other like a ghoulish spike piercing.
Thankfully, doctors were able to remove the bar and the Khatija “out of danger at this time” according to the presiding surgeon Dr Shishir Jaiswal. However, it’s yet unclear if she will make a full recovery, Jam Press reported.
Officials also have yet to confirm if the patient fell due to an altercation with angry monkeys, however aggressive macaques have been responsible for frequent attacks throughout India.
In a more serious incident in July in Bareilly, a troop of wild monkeys stole a baby from his father and tossed the boy from a third-story rooftop, killing him instantly.