A woman in India has been arrested for allegedly chopping off her husband’s penis during an argument over his extramarital affair.
The mother-of-four, 30, was arrested in Gudiyatham in Tamil Nadu as she made her way to her parents’ house – with her husband’s genitals still in her purse.
The husband and wife, identified only as Jagadeesan and Sarasu respectively, had been married for 14 years when the incident occurred on Thursday around 3am.
They had been living separately for a year until recently, when they moved back in with one another at the request of their 13-year-old son.
The couple, who met working in the garments industry, fought regularly and often accused one another of having extramarital affairs, police said.
On Thursday the couple were fighting well into the early hours of the morning, when Sarasu pulled out a sharp night and cut off her husband’s penis, police said.
‘The quarrel continued till 2am on Thursday and he went to sleep. Around 3am, Sarasu brought a sharp knife from the kitchen and cut off her husband’s penis and left the house with the chopped off part,’ special sub-inspector of police A Krishnamoorthy told India Times.
Neighbors took Jagadeesan to a local hospital and later transferred to Government Vellore Medical College where he underwent surgery and is now recovering.
Sarasu was charged with using filthy language, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means and threatening with dire consequence, according to The Times of India.
The couple’s three daughters and son were at their paternal grandparents’ house in Gudiyatham when the incident occurred.