A woman was left close to death after her “drunk” husband allegedly forced a 40cm rolling pin inside her because she was infertile.
The 38-year-old woman was admitted to hospital in India on Christmas Day after complaining of severe abdominal pains and swelling.
Eventually a team of five doctors operated and were left horrified to find a rolling pin inside her intestines.
The woman claimed her husband often tortured her because she was infertile. He is now on the run
after police launched an investigation.
Dr Kedar Singh Shahi, a general surgeon at the hospital said:
“We were very shocked. We did not expect anything like this. We could only see a shadow in the X-ray as wooden materials cannot be identified.
“The internal damage she suffered was very serious and she could have died. The size of the rolling pin was around 40cm long which is a big size to be inserted into a human body.”
The woman was treated at Dr Sushila Tiwari Government Medical College Hospital, in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, in northern India.
She was initially hesitant to explain how the household item was found inside of her.
Suspecting it was forcefully inserted into her body the hospital authorities informed the police and the National Commission for Women (NCW).
Amita Lokhani, vice-chairperson of NCW, said: