'Tree Man' begs for hands to be cut offWorld | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 25 Jun 2019
A Bangladeshi known as “Tree Man” for bark-like growths on his body wants his hands amputated.
Abul Bajandar has had 25 operations since 2016 to remove growths from his hands and feet caused by a rare genetic condition.
But Bajandar fled a Dhaka clinic last year after a relapse, and he has returned in a worse condition.
“I cannot bear the pain,” he said. “I want the doctors to cut off my hands so I can get some relief.”
His mother Amina Bibi backed him, saying: “It's a hellish condition.”