A 38-year-old Indian man identified as Sohanial Chouhan recently made chastity belt to prevent his wife from engaging in extramarital affairs.
We learnt Sohanial Chouhan’s brutality was exposed when his wife, Sitabai whom he married at the age of 16 was rushed to the hospital after attempting to commit suicide with rat poison.
While receiving treatment at the hospital to discharge the poison she took, nurses were amazed to find a padlock in her vagina. According to Mrs. Sitabai Chouhan, who had been married to Chouhan for 19 years, in 2008, Chouhan drugged her and locked her in a room late at night and then proceeded to drill holes with a spiky instrument on either side of her genitals in order to fit a lock to stop her from having sex with other men while he is at work. Every morning before going to work, Chouhan allegedly inserts a small lock into the hole and keep the keys under his socks.
The Hospital immediately invited the police who tracked down Chouhan and unlock the padlock after retrieving the key from him. Following his arrest, he tried justifying his actions, claiming that he became the custodian of his wife’s vagina because, several women in his family had “strayed” in the past and he did not want his wife to do the same.
According to popular myth, the chastity belt was used as an anti-temptation device during the Crusades. When the knight left for the Holy Lands on the Crusades fighting the pop’s war, his Lady would wear a chastity belt to preserve her faithfulness to him. However, there is no credible evidence that chastity belts existed before the 15th century and their main period of apparent use falls within the Renaissance rather than the Medieval times.
The couple who resides in Indore, one of the biggest cities in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India has five children. Though the city is known for its architectural splendour and is home to many industries and contributes immensely to the fast growing rate of India’s economy, it is just like every other place in India which was recently classified by a survey carried out by TrustLaw, as the worst place to be a woman.