A bottle has been recovered from the stomach of a patient at a clinic in Barisal city.
Dr Jahangir Hossain Selim, surgeon of Health Care Clinic in the city, said the patient, of Farashganj under Lalmohon upazila of Bhola district, came to the clinic on the night of August 17 with severe stomach pain.
The patient and his attendants at first claimed that a 'Ginn' (a supernatural spirit or demon) had put the bottle inside the stomach.
Later they said the bottle entered through his rectum after he fell off a bamboo-bridge into a canal.
After diagnosed by X-ray the doctors confirmed the existence of the bottle in the stomach of the patient and referred him for surgery at Barisal Sher-E-Bangla Medical College.
However, the patient requested the doctors that they perform the surgery at that clinic.
A team of surgeons of the clinic led by Dr. Jahangir Hossain Selim then removed the bottle from inside the patient after two hours’ of surgery early Thursday.
"The patient is now stable and improving. We are not yet sure how the bottle went inside his stomach. It was an event unprecedented in my whole career," Dr. Jahangir told.