A teenager chopped off his own hand before checking himself into a hospital in order to get rid of Internet addiction, doctors in China have said. UK Telegraph reports:
The 19-year-old man Nantong, Jiangsu, who was identified as Little Wang, was hospitalized after leaving a note for his mother, saying that he will be gone for a while.
Wang also told his mother not to worry as he will return soon.
After seeing the note, Wang’s mother went into her son’s room and saw that he was gone.
She immediately called the police. According to the police investigation, Wang left the home around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, with a kitchen knife, sat on a park bench and cut his hand at the wrist.
He left the hand on the floor and called a taxi, which transported him to a hospital. At the hospital, surgeons were able to reattach his hand after it was recovered by police.
Doctors are not sure if he would regain full mobility of his hand. The teen’s teachers blamed his actions on Internet addiction, saying that he wanted to cure himself.