Haldwani: Frustrated with his wife's infertility, a man from Nepal allegedly pushed a 40 cm long rolling pin inside her intestines.
The incident occured in Haldwani city of Uttarakhand, said a report in the Daily Mail.
According to the report, the 38-year-old initially was admitted to Dr Sushila Tiwari Government Medical College Hospital, in Haldwani with severe abdominal pain and swelling.
While doctors tried to x-ray her, nothing confirmed her injuries. Subsequently, a team of five doctors operated the suspected abuse victim and discovered the rolling pin inside her intestines.
Terming her injuries very grave, Dr Kedar Singh Shahi, a general surgeon at the hospital, was reported to have said that the woman could have lost her life.
"We could only see a shadow in the x-ray as wooden materials would be identified. The size of the rolling pin was around 40 cm long which is a big size to be inserted into a human body,’ he was quoted saying.
The couple from Nepal were reported to have come to the hospital together.
The hospital authorities informed the police and the National Commission for Women (NCW) as the woman was hesitant to explain her situation.
According to the report, Amita Lokhani, vice-chairperson of NCW, visited the woman a day after her operation. Despite questioning her multiple times, the woman continued to cry and remain tight-lipped. After three days, she finally opened up to Lokhani.
‘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,' Lokhani was quoted as saying.
The man, who is on the run now, has been charged with rape and grievous body harm by police.
The woman is being treated free of cost at the hospital and is to be discharged next week tentatively, after which the NCW will continue to counsel her....