An 80-year-old man in India claimed to have a "holy leg" that could heal people of spiritual and physical problems if they touched it. But not anymore:
Police say that the self-styled 'Godman' - who lives in a village near the city of Tirupati - was approached a few days ago by two strangers who came to seek his advice over a medical problem.
They say that the pair returned to the old man on Tuesday ostensibly to thank him for his help.
"As the old man had the weakness of drinking, he accepted their invitation to have drinks with them," said local police Sub-Inspector Pendakanti Dastgiri.
"They took him to a deserted spot in the outskirts of the village.
"After the old man had passed out under the influence of liquor, they cut off his right leg from the knee," he said.
Mr Dastgiri said that the amputation was carried out in a very "brutal manner" and that police are still looking for the leg and the men who so cruelly took it.
He said that the assailants used a sharp hunting knife, and left the old man alone and bleeding slowly to death.