A young Chinese boy viciously stabbed himself in the stomach with needles after scoring 99% on an end-of-school exam.
The 9-year-old, from Harbin in Heilongjiang Province, reportedly rammed four metal skewers into his abdomen in frustration at missing out on full marks.
He said he was angry at failing 1% of the test and needed to self-punish to atone.
His father revealed he first noticed lumps on his son's stomach as he was bathing but could not get a closer look.
Then, several days later, the youngster started suffering crippling stomach pains.
Rushed to The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, doctors took two hours to remove the needles burrowed inside his stomach.
He then confessed to his actions, reports Global Times.