In a shocking incident earlier this week, the Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad received the case of a 12-year-old boy with an iron hook which had pierced right through his eye and skull.
The metal rod with a hook was one that is used in mutton shops and the 12-year-old boy from Jahanuma was reportedly conscious when he was brought to the hospital.
The incident took place on June 6 and doctors performed surgery on the boy the next day, thus saving both his eyeball and brain.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, the cost of the surgery was around Rs. 1 lakh but the hospital did not charge the patient.