Woman Gives Penis to Police As Evidence of Attack

In Bangladesh, a Weinergate very different from the one preoccupying America's Twitternet has emerged. There, a woman cut off her neighbor's penis after he allegedly broke into her house and tried to rape her.

Monju Begum, a 40-year-old married mother of three, told police that she knifed off the penis of her neighbor, Mozammel Haq Mazi, in order to show evidence of the attack. She's filed an attempted rape charge against Mazi, a married man and father of five who denies the allegations. Mazi says the two were having an affair, and claims that Begum removed his privates out of revenge after he told her that he couldn't abandon his family and run off with her to the big city (Dhaka). His argument hasn't convinced police, who say they'll arrest Mazi "once his condition gets better"—which in some ways will never happen, actually, because doctors couldn't reattach the organ.

Begum says that Mazi harassed her for six months prior to the alleged attack. He probably won't be bothering her anymore.

[BBC, image by Yashima via Creative Commons.]