facebook
twitter
search
search

Bride has tongue bitten off by jilted lover

Dec. 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM

MUMBAI, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- An Indian woman had her tongue bitten off by a jilted lover moments before she was to marry another man, police said.

Sukanta Swain, 35, of Jilibha village, was with family purchasing last-minute items when she was accosted by a man police did not identify who forcibly kissed her and bit off a portion of her tongue. The man then tried to kidnap Swain but onlookers overpowered the man and he was restrained until police arrived and took him into custody, Into-Asian News Service reported Tuesday.

Doctors performed a minor surgery on the woman to reattach her tongue and the wedding went on as scheduled.

Charges for the suspect, who is already married and has two children, were not reported.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kim Jong Un had terrapin farm manager executed, says source
More than 80 percent of North Korean defectors are women, says report
North Korea requests medical aid from U.N. agencies
Encroaching sea levels endanger Pakistan's Indus Delta
Kenyan bishop warns Obama against pro-gay policy