Doctors at a city hospital have removed three gun pellets from the left thigh of Junos Nayak, a Kandhamal riots survivor.

Mr. Nayak, a former police constable, claims to have 11 pellets embedded in his body after the 2008 communal riots in Orissa.

Orthopaedic surgeon of the Jubilee Mission Medical College hospital Manesh Chacko said that there were five more pellets on Mr. Nayak's forearm and three on his femur yet to be removed.

“The remaining pellets cannot be removed as they are embedded deep and close to bones,” Dr. Chacko said.

Mr. Nayak came to the city as the Thrissur Archdiocese offered to meet the medical expenses for removing the pellets from his body.

An armed mob allegedly fired pellets at Mr. Nayak during the communal riots in Orissa in 2008.