Turkish man stabs himself to death over ‘snake in his belly’
A young man in the western Turkish province Kocaeli has died after he stabbed himself over complaints that a snake was running in his belly.
Demirören News Agency reported Dec. 10 that the 22-year-old man, identified only as Şükrü K., was taken to a hospital by his mother after he refused to take his psychiatric medication.
The man was sent back home where he started to argue with his mother and sister, insisting that there was a snake in his belly.
The two women tried to stop the young man when he tried to stab himself, but they were injured.
The young man, on the other hand, reportedly managed to stab himself from his abdomen.
Şükrü K. died in hospital, the report said, as police launched an investigation into the incident.