Vivek Sharma, 24, who works as a stone cutter with his brother Shivam and seven others at the Bhavani Mata temple in Suigam, became gravely worried about the deadly disease.
On Saturday morning, Sharma said he was going to the market, but did not return to the temple, the news outlet reported.
in an attempt to appease a deity and stop the spread of the coronavirus.
When his brother called him, a person answered and told him that Sharma had sliced off his tongue at the Nadeshwari temple in Gujarat, in an attempt to appease a deity and stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The young man was rushed to a hospital in Tharad where doctors worked to reattach his tongue, which was found in his hand as he lay unconscious on Sunday.
“For the last few days, he was keen to go back to his native town in Madhya Pradesh. But it was impossible due to lockdown. Today, in reckless abandon he chopped off his tongue,” police sub-inspector HD Parmar told the Times of India.
“Only after thorough investigation we will know the exact reason for such a step,” Parmar added.