A 9-year-old boy in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province shocked both parents and doctors after inserting four needles into his stomach as a form of self-punishment for only scoring 99-percent on his final exam.
It took doctors over two hours at The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University to remove four sewing needles burrowed in the child’s abdomen.
His father told medical staff he had discovered lumps on his son’s stomach while bathing a few days earlier, but the boy had prevented him from checking closely. However, the boy began suffering intense stomach pain and was brought to the hospital.
The young student explained he had pierced his stomach with the needles as punishment for not scoring 100 percent as he did on previous exams.