A man who had a metal cup stuffed up his rear end for ten days claims it was put there by muggers.
Security guard Ramdin, 62, said he was robbed of the £545 ($720) he had made selling his motorbike.
Doctors said he was knocked out during the attack and woke up with severe abdominal pain.
Ten days later he came to hospital and a scan revealed he had a steel cup lodged inside him.
Surgeons at Rama Hospital in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh state in India had to operate on the man’s anus to remove it.
Senior surgeon Dr Dinesh Kumar said: ‘In the vicious attack he fell unconscious and did not know what transpired during this period.
‘We conducted an ultrasound scan to find out the problem and were astonished to see a steel tumbler lodged inside his abdomen.
‘It seems that the metal cup was inserted into Ramdin’s rectum by the goons, and it got stuck near the intestines, causing him acute pain.
The surgery lasted two hours and he was discharged from the hospital on July 4.