One man did not realize he had been shot after the gun was fired because he thought his wound was caused by a cat scratch.
Nemi Chand, 35, was sleeping in a room in Rajasthan, northern India, when she felt a slight pain, which she thought was an animal scratching her side to wake her up.
The power linesman had initially overlooked the injury and had no idea it was actually a bullet penetrating his body toward the underside of his rib cage.
He was sleeping in the same room with three other accomplices after checking some bad lines together.
None of them heard the sound of the gun going off.
But seven hours later, a friend discovered an empty shell of the pill, leading Nemi to suspect that her wound was not a cat scratch, before heading to the hospital.
An X-ray showed that a bullet lodged under Nemi’s skin was saving her vital organs.
He underwent surgery to remove it on Friday morning under general anaesthetic.
Footage taken inside the operation theater showed a surgeon breaking open Nemi’s skin to take out the stubborn pill.
Orthopedics surgeons Dr. Vardharam Dewasi and Dr. Naraseeram are then seen thoroughly washing the wound with sterilizing fluid to prevent infection.
Raniwada Police is treating the case as an attempt to murder and further investigation is on.
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