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Jealous Wife Tries to Castrate Husband

November 6, 2003

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) _ A popular karaoke performer was hospitalized after his jealous wife tried, but failed, to cut off his penis while he slept Wednesday, Phnom Penh police said.

Kan Bun Hou, 26, was asleep when his wife, Ma Len, attacked him with a razor blade, said Touch Sarin, a Phnom Penh police chief. Police were looking for the woman, who fled after the attack.

``The injury is not severe. It could have been worse if she had used scissors,″ he said. ``His wound is treatable.″

The attack apparently stemmed from Kan Bun Hou’s popularity as a karaoke performer. The couple had fought the day before.

``He’s a handsome man and used to party a lot at night,″ Touch Sarin said.

In August, a man was allegedly killed by his wife after she squeezed his testicles until he fainted and then tied his neck to a bed with a scarf. The woman, who said her husband used to beat her, turned herself in to the police.

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