Woman who wanted to be blind had DRAIN CLEANER poured in her eyes by a sympathetic psychologist

A woman who dreamed of being blind arranged to have drain cleaner poured in her eyes to fulfil her wishes.

Jewel Shuping, 30, from North Carolina has Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled.

Her desire to lose her sight was so strong that she decided to blind herself – by having a sympathetic psychologist pour drain cleaner into her eyes.

Telling her shocking story, Ms Shuping said her fascination with blindness began early in childhood.