A total of 11 needles were found in a three-year-old boy’s body in the southern Indian state of Telangana on Sunday.

Police said the boy had been unwell for a few months and his parents regularly took him to the hospital. On Sunday, the parents rushed the boy to a hospital after they noticed a needle poking out of his back. The X-ray revealed that there were 10 needles inside the boy’s body including his private parts.

Speaking to the News Minute, a police officer said, “The parents had been worried about the child’s health over the past six months and the doctor at the hospital then told them to go for an X-ray. The X-ray report showed that there were 10 other needles inside the child’s body, around his pelvic region.”

The boy immediately underwent a surgery.

"The doctors, after a careful examination, have managed to remove eight needles by conducting surgeries. Two needles are yet to be removed and doctors are saying it will take a little more time since the needles are in a sensitive area,” the officer said, adding that the boy remained under supervision.

Meanwhile, a case of “causing hurt with dangerous weapons and means" was registered after the parents filed a complaint. They suspect someone they knew to have committed the crime.

“We are investigating a few people based on parents’ suspicion. As of now, the boy is safe and stable,” police said.

In this photo, an ambulance transporting a patient is reflected in the window of another ambulance at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 9, 2008. Getty Images/ David McNew