No longer able to stand the agonizing pain in her abdomen, a woman went to the hospital to get checked over. However, things would take a sickening turn as she got an x-ray – and that’s when the doctor was left absolutely horrified to see what the woman’s husband had left inside of her.
Doctors immediately knew something was wrong just by watching the woman walk when her husband brought her to a northern India hospital. In unbearable pain, it wasn’t long before the woman was in a room and being looked over by medical professionals, but that’s when things got weird.
Oddly enough, the woman didn’t have much to say and wouldn’t cooperate with doctors while they were trying to figure out what was wrong. Although they knew she was in immense pain stemming from her abdomen, they didn’t know much more, so they decided to get an x-ray to better assess her condition.
Unfortunately, the x-ray didn’t shed as much light on the subject as doctors would have liked as they could only see an unidentifiable object inside the woman’s intestines. After opting for emergency surgery, you can imagine everyone’s surprise when the doctors pulled out a wooden rolling pin that measured over 15 inches in length.
Wanting answers, staff began to question the woman immediately after she woke up, but she only clammed up even more than before. However, that reality would only last a short while as just three days later, the woman began to speak.
“The matter came to me a day after the operation. The woman was in a terrible condition when I first visited her. She was not only in pain but terrified to speak to anyone. I continued visiting her for three days, and eventually, she opened up on the third day while her husband was away,” Amita Lokhani, vice-chairperson of India’s National Commission for Women (NCW), explained. “She told me she was infertile and her husband often tortured her. On December 22, her husband came home drunk and tortured her again. In an act of brutality, he inserted the rolling pin into her body through the anal region and threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it.”
As it turns out, the husband only took his wife to the hospital after she had suffered in agonizing pain for 3 days. Once there, the coward took off running just after getting his wife help, knowing that people would find out and that he would be in trouble for what he did.
Although police have begun a search effort, they have yet to track down the man and bring him to justice. Unfortunately, this woman’s fate is far from rare as infertility is a major stigma in many cultures worldwide.
“An inability to have a child or to become pregnant can result in being greatly ostracized, feared or shunned, may be used as grounds for divorce and will often justify a denial to access any family traditions,” the World Health Organization explains. “Intimate partner violence, gender-based violence, and domestic violence have been shown to have significant associations with individuals and couples suffering from unwanted childlessness or involuntary infertility.”
This woman’s suffering is disturbing on so many levels that it’s almost hard to comprehend. Marriage is about love, understanding, and communication. It’s “for better or for worse,” “in sickness and in health,” and “’till death do us part,” meaning that no matter what comes our way, we’ll get through it together.
Sadly, that wasn’t the case for this couple, and this man needs to go jail for what he did. Maybe while there, he’ll learn the hard lesson of what it’s like to have a large object involuntarily rammed up his anus. My guess is, he won’t like it, but maybe that’s what it would take to ensure that he’ll never do it again – and that, I don’t think anyone could argue with.