Updated: March 23, 2021 2:08:54 am
The husband of a 22-year-old woman in Rampur district stitched her private parts with a copper wire as he suspected her of having an extra-marital affair, the police said on Sunday.
The woman is stable and is being treated at the Rampur district hospital. Her husband was arrested on Saturday night and charged with causing grievous injuries.
“A woman informed us that her husband assaulted her and did something to her. We immediately made her undergo a medical examination in which serious injuries came out, and we arrested the husband and further action is being taken,” said Rampur Superintendent of Police Shogun Gautam.
According to a police officer, the couple got married two years ago. While the man worked as a daily wage labourer, the woman was a homemaker.
Police said the incident occurred on Saturday morning. The accused allegedly asked the woman if she was cheating on him.
“Even after the wife said no, he beat her up over the suspicion. Then, he sewed her vagina with the metallic thread after tying her up and left. The woman somehow shouted for help and then called the police after her family members, who live nearby, found her. Doctors have told us that the woman had two stitches on her private parts,” an officer added.
A case was lodged after the woman submitted a written complaint.
The husband has been booked under IPC sections 498-A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means).
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