Report: Probe into Turkish Imam After Discovery of ‘Pieces of Cucumber in His Rectum’

A young Palestinian farmer collects organically grown cucumbers in a field in Gaza City, on May 13, 2013. The cucumbers were grown without the use of chemical fertilizers. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

This story originally appeared at Hurriyet:

An imam from a Central Anatolian province has been suspended from duty after he being hospitalized with “pieces of cucumber” in his rectum.

The 39-year-old imam working in Kayseri applied to the emergency room of a hospital in the early morning hours of June 23 with severe abdominal pain and bleeding.

The doctors reportedly took pieces of cucumber out of his rectum, and the official diagnosis in the incident was “bleeding in the anus and rectum and foreign object in the rectum.”

The imam was discharged on June 24 after treatment.

After the story made it to the local press, an official investigation has been launched by the local branch of the Religious Affairs Directorate, or Diyanet, of which the imam was an employee.

He was suspended immediately.

Read the full story at Hurriyet Daily News.