One news report began with an explanation that the criminal was “Driven by suspicion of infidelity”. Is this crime really about a suspicious husband?
Do you agree with, “Chouhan seems to have become extra possessive”?
And would you describe this crime as a “tale of harassment”?
Also what gave this man the confidence to commit such a crime? The wife did not think of going to the police or divorcing him; the most she considered was trying to get the padlock removed. (Says a lot about India’s low divorce rate)
Does an average Indian man or woman have any idea that they own their own bodies, minds, souls and sexualities? Would their lives change if they did?
And can’t help wondering, what does this man think of marriage?
Did he hope that quoting cases of elopement by women in the family might get him support – after all ‘elopement’ is seen as one of the most dishonorable thing an India woman could do. (And it’s assumed that elopements are always about sex or ‘lust’)
Also, would this crime have been possible if the woman had an active social life? Do diktats like those by 36 Biradari/Khap Pachayats empower such criminals?
1. The 35 year old mother of wife said, “I tried to remove the lock the next day at a local hospital, but since the gynaecologist was male, I could not muster courage to approach him,”
2. Her 20 year old son said “I have seen my mother after five years. She was always locked.”
3. She said she attempted suicide by consuming rat poison when the husband made sexual advances at their 12-year-old daughter.
4. The wife has only one request, “please don’t free my husband…, he will kill us all.”
(Links shared by Shail)
Here’s one link,
Mechanic ‘drilled holes in wife’s genitals so he could seal them with a PADLOCK when he went to work’
She was brought into hospital after attempting to commit suicide with rat poison. But when nurses examined Sitabai Chouhan, they make a horrific discovery that was medieval in its barbarity. Four years ago, the housewife had been drugged by her husband Chouhan who then punctured holes with a needle on either side of her genitals. He had carried out the agonising assault so he could seal her private parts with a padlock when he went to work to stop her having sex with anyone else.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175512/Sohanlal-Chouhan-drilled-holes-wifes-genitals-seal-PADLOCK-went-work.html#ixzz21OuEVQmB
Indore: Driven by suspicion of infidelity a man put a chastity lock on his wife for over five years by piercing her with crude knitting needles…
… after putting the lock, Chouhan carried the keys with him when he went to work and removed it in the night.
…told that he took the step as he was fearful that his wife might entertain other men. “Three of my sisters and six of their (sisters’) daughters have eloped,” he said, trying to justify his move.
And here’s something I agree with.
MGM Medical College psychiatry department head Dr Ramghulam Razdan said, “Chouhan seems to be mentally ill and requires treatment.
“Such acts can’t be executed by a sane person, he claimed. [link]