Local man bites off his cousin’s nose during dispute in Turkey’s southeast
The 35-year-old man, identified in reports only as Hüseyin B., bit off the nose of his cousin, identified only as 21-year-old İsmail B., during the quarrel.
The victim was rushed to hospital for surgery after the attack. While en route to the hospital, local children in the neighborhood reportedly found the lost part of his nose, which was also immediately transmitted to hospital.
Doctors reportedly said it was too late to reattach the severed part of the nose but “they did their best” in the operation, which lasted almost two hours.
“I will undergo another operation in the coming days, because the severed part has not been reattached. Doctors will take tissue from my body and try to replace it in that way. Maybe it will seem nicer then,” İsmail B. told reporters.
“I will now face some difficulties when I want to find someone to marry,” he added, vowing to file a legal complaint against his cousin.