A woman in Shanghai’s Minhang District on Thursday cut off her boyfriend’s penis in his sleep, allegedly because she suspected he was going to break up with her, xinmin.cn reports.
The 30-year-old woman surnamed Tu is nine years older than her boyfriend, Xia, according to the report, and because Xia’s family disapproved of the relationship, he decided not to bring her back home with him for the Spring Festival.
As soon as Tu discovered that he’d only bought one railway ticket for himself, she assumed that he was going to break up with her, so when Xia was passed out drunk in bed, Tu took a knife and cut his penis off.
Witnesses say that the man arrived at the Shanghai No. 5 People’s Hospital around 3 a.m. in an ambulance along with a policeman who was carrying his severed penis in a thermos flask filled with water.
A blood-stained woman was seen talking to medics, the witness said, and was taken by police for questioning.
The hospital has not yet released details of Xia’s condition or news on whether the couple did in fact stay together in the end (we’re hoping not).
Strangely enough, this isn’t the first story of a woman going to such measures to “preserve” her relationship.