A woman in Phetchaboon, a northern province of Thailand, was arrested this week for cutting off her husband’s penis and throwing it into a trash can at the local bus station.
Mrs Sawang, 54, was caught at a police checkpoint while on a bus to Bangkok. Police escorted her back to Phetchaboon Town so that she could identify which trash can she had used to dump the dick.
Meanwhile, her 40-year-old husband was taken to Lom Sak Hospital, where he was last reported as being in a stable condition.
Mrs Sawang told police that she had been married for 21 years: when she was 33 and Mr Sawang was a sprightly 19. Recently, however, Mr Sawang started to treat her very badly, drinking heavily and shouting at her in public, she said. There was also gossip going around town that he was seeing other women.
Last month, Mrs Sawang was reportedly drinking beer with friends near her house when Mr Sawang walked up and began shouting at her that she was cheating on him. He embarrassed her in front of her friends and said he was going to leave her.
Around 10am the next day, Mrs Sawang was still angry about the way her husband had treated her and so while out buying her husband’s breakfast, she stopped off at the pharmacy to get some sleeping pills. She mixed some of the pills into Mr Sawang’s morning drink, gave it to him and waited for them to take effect.
While Mr Sawang was sound asleep, Mrs Sawang sliced off his penis and put it in a plastic bag. She then took a bus from their house in Lom Sak to Phetchaboon Town Bus Station, where she threw it in a trash can before boarding a bus to Bangkok. She was stopped by police in Nong Phai District.
After making Mrs Sawang tell them where she threw the penis, police sent the organ to Lom Sak Hospital so doctors could try and reattach it. At the time of writing it was still unclear whether Mr Sawang would regain any use of his severed manhood.
Thai doctors are world-renowned for their expertise in reattaching severed penises. Knowing this, some of those responsible have taken extra precautions to make sure surgery is impossible. In the past, severed members have been boiled, fed to ducks or even attached to hot air balloons.