Doctors in Indonesia have removed the last of 28 nails found embedded in a three-year-old girl's legs and back in a horrific case some residents and officials blamed on witchcraft.
Doctors in Makassar on Sulawesi island have already removed more than two dozen 10-centimeter rusty nails, broken syringe needles and aluminum rods from the girl's legs before removing a nail lodged dangerously close to her spine.
"The girl is recovering from the operation and is generally in good condition. She is already playing again," the girl's surgeon Kamaruddin said yesterday.
South Sulawesi governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo blames witchcraft.
Doctors said scars on the girl's legs showed the nails were inserted over a six-month period. Her parents deny knowledge of how they got there.