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Ein junger Mann in Neu Seeland hat sich in einem depressiven Anfall den kleinen Finger mit einer Stichsäge abgetrennt, ihn gebraten und verspeist.
A man who has had repeated bouts of depression cut off one of his own fingers, cooked it with some vegetables and ate it. The bizarre case of "self-cannibalism" is the first known in New Zealand and one of only eight reported around the world.
"[…] he tied a shoelace around his [little] finger to act as a tourniquet and cut the finger off with a jigsaw. He then cooked it in a pan with some vegetables and ate its flesh. His plan was to amputate another two fingers the following day. Mr X reported initial excitement - non-sexual - and a sense of relief from his ruminations. Given the instantaneous benefit, he felt that there was no point in cutting off any more fingers."