Recently, a Bangladesh woman cut off the penis of an alleged rapist while trying to defend herself against his advances. The woman, Monju Begum, then took the penis to the police station in a polythene bag to present as evidence. A police spokesman said he believed this was the first time a severed penis was ever submitted as evidence. Even though Begum's attacker certainly deserved what he got, the idea of a set of male genitals in a plastic bag is enough to give any man nightmares. It certainly teaches a valulable lesson to would-be creeps.
What we know for sure is that this definitely isn’t the first instance of penicide. Here are nine more infamous penis hackers.
1.) Feeding the Ducks In Thailand, penis slashings are so frequent that they have a slang phrase to describe it: “Feeding the Ducks.” This was coined more than 20 years ago after the wife of a philandering husband cut off her husband’s penis and fed it to her ducks to make reattachment less likely. More recently, the wife of Thai police officer Songphong Nammwan cut off her husband’s penis and threw it in the sewer. [ABC News]
2.) With Friends Like These A Bulgarian man, Zaprian Lozanov, had his penis chopped off after his drunken friend, Lyubomir Todorov, picked up a decorative samurai sword to show him his moves. Todorov told Lozanov he was a martial arts expert, but unless there was a ninja hiding in Mr. Lozanov’s pants, he displayed very poor swordsmanship. Lozanov campaigned for his friend’s release from jail, not because they’re pals, but because Lozanov wants Todorov to get a job and buy him a new penis. [metro.co.uk]
3.) Flush Your Troubles Down the Drain In 2005, Kim Tran of Alaska cut off her boyfriend’s penis after he refused to leave his wife (who was also her aunt). She then flushed it down the toilet. Fortunately for him, his plumbing got stuck in the plumbing. It was retrieved by water utility workers and successfully reattached. [Chicago Tribune]
4.) The Worst Urologist in the World There have been plenty of incidences of circumcisions and surgeries gone wrong where a doctor has accidently cut off someone’s genitalia, but there’s only one doctor who destroyed his patient’s penis in a fit of rage. Romanian doctor Naum Ciomu accidentally cut the urinary channel of a male patient during a routine surgery. This made him so angry he cut off the man’s entire penis, put it on the operating table, chopped it into little pieces and stormed out of the room. When brought up on charges Ciomu said he “overreacted” due to stress. He was sentenced to one year in jail, 125,000 Euros in damages and was suspended from practicing medicine for three years. The man’s penis was reconstructed using tissue from his arm and reattached. [metro.co.uk]
5.) The Cannibal In 2001, Armin Meiwes of Germany met Bernd Brandes on a website called The Cannibal Café. The two met at Brandes’s home. What followed was gruesome and strange. After swallowing sleeping pills and liquor, Brandes allowed Meiwes to cut his penis off. Meiwes then cooked the severed member and the pair ate it. Later, Meiwes killed Brandes, froze his body parts and ate them over the next 10 months. Meiwes was arrested a year later and sentenced to life in prison. [guardian.co.uk]
6.) Three’s a Crowd The two wives of a Kenyan man were okay sharing their husband between themselves. But in 2003, when they found him with a third woman, they castrated him. One of the wives later told a newspaper reporter, “Without his manhood at least he will invest all his money on our three children's education and upkeep instead of moving around with other women.” That logic sounds frighteningly sound. [BBC]
7. Take My Breath Away In 1936, Sada Abe of Japan was having an affair with her married boss. They regularly practiced autoerotic asphyxiation. One morning she woke up and strangled her sleeping boyfriend to death. Then she cut off his genitalia and carried it around in her kimono until she was arrested three days later. The 1976 film, In the Realm of the Senses, was based on this incident. [RottenTomatoes]
8.) Trial by Fire In 2008, Rajini Narayan of Australia attempted to stop her husband from cheating by burning a small dot onto his penis using gasoline and a ritualistic candle. Her husband woke up in the middle of the procedure and called her a “fat bitch.” In response, she threw the accelerant and the flame onto the rest of his body, killing him. She was charged with manslaughter and ordered to undertake psychological counseling. [news.com.au]
9.) Field Day The most infamous penis hacker of all time is Lorena Bobbit. In 1993 she chopped off her husband John Wayne Bobbit’s penis with a carving knife, got in her car and drove off with it. She threw it out the window and into a field where it was later found and reattached. She accused her husband of sexual assault, but he was acquitted of the charges, and she was found guilty of malicious wounding by reason of insanity. John Wayne and his disfigured member later went on to make a series of sad and rather disturbing pornographic films… so I’m told. [New York Times]