A man who had gotten really angry with his wife over her inability to do something he craves from her, has done untold harm to her.
The injured woman in hospital
A woman has almost died a tragic death after her husband stuck a 40cm rolling pin inside her intestines as punishment for being infertile, it has been claimed.
According to Metro UK, the 38-year-old was rushed to hospital in Haldwani, in northern India, on Christmas Day complaining of severe abdominal pains and swelling.
She told medics that her husband had tortured her for being infertile three days before and threatened to kill her if she told anybody about the ordeal.
Doctors at the Dr Sushila Tiwari Government Medical College Hospital initially tried to x-ray the woman but nothing confirmed her injuries.
Eventually a team of five doctors operated on her and discovered the rolling pin inside her intestines.
The husband and wife, both from Nepal, had come to the hospital together.
Dr Kedar Singh Shahi, a general surgeon at the hospital, said: ‘We were very shocked. We did not expect anything like this.
‘We could only see a shadow in the x-ray as wooden materials cannot be identified. The internal damage she suffered was very serious and she could have died.
‘The size of the rolling pin was around 40cm long which is a big size to be inserted into a human body.’
As the woman could not elaborate on what happened to her, the hospital informed police and the National Commission for Women (NCW).
Amita Lokhani, vice-chairperson of NCW, said: ‘The matter came to me a day after the operation.
‘The woman was in a terrible condition when I first visited her. She was not only in pain but terrified to speak to anyone.
‘I tried asking her what had happened but she did not say a word and kept crying. Her husband was present at the time.
‘I continued visiting her for three days and eventually she opened up on the third day while her husband was away.
‘She told me she was infertile and her husband often tortured her.’
The man is now reported to be on the run after being charged with rape and grievous bodily harm.
The woman is being treated at the hospital and is likely to be discharged next week and the NCW will continue to look after her.
Dr Shahi added: ‘She came to us in a very poor state affected badly with septicemia. Her life was in grave danger but she is currently doing well and we’re positive she will make a recovery.
‘She’s been a very brave lady.’