Woman Bites Off Husband's Genitals
Wed Mar 20, 9:45 AM ET
KAMPALA (Reuters) - A Ugandan woman bit off her husband's penis and testicles during an argument, police said on Wednesday.
The woman, Annet Minduru, 30, was in police custody in the capital Kampala and might be charged with causing grievous bodily harm, said the officer in charge of the station, Vigilius Okuni.
The independent Monitor newspaper said Minduru had bitten off John Ndekeezi's penis and testicles Sunday night after her 45-year-old husband slapped her.
"Because I was so drunk she overpowered me and by the time my neighbor came to my rescue, she had bitten off both my testicles and the penis," Ndekeezi told the paper.
Minduru's account of events was not immediately available.
The attack came only days after a man died in central Uganda after his wife, angered by his inability to provide for her and his two children, cut off his testicles.
The cases come on the heels of a survey showing high levels of domestic violence against women in some parts of Uganda.
Last week Vice President Specioza Kazibwe told women legislators she had been forced to end her 23-year marriage because her husband had beaten her even after she was appointed to office. Her husband said he had beaten her only twice.