Woman bites off husband's penis during row

2012-05-18 22:10

Colombo - A 30-year-old Sri Lankan man is to undergo surgery after his wife bit off his penis during a row on Friday, a doctor said.

The man identified as Chandana Pradeep was rushed to a rural hospital in Andapana, 180km south of Colombo, after the fight with his wife turned violent.

"About three-quarters of the penis had been bitten off," a doctor told AFP, asking not to be named.

"We stopped the bleeding and sent him to a urologist at Karapitiya [a bigger town nearby] to see if the severed part can be re-attached."

The incident has echoes of the 1993 case of American John Bobbit, whose wife Lorena famously cut off his penis with a kitchen knife. She claimed she had suffered from years of physical and mental abuse.

A police official in the southern town of Hakmana said Pradeep and his wife argued after she refused to give him money for alcohol.

"We know the incident, but we have not received a formal complaint," the officer told AFP.

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