Ionel Popa, 39, from the village of Dragomiresti in Romania’s north-eastern Vaslui County was rushed to the emergency room with his scrotum torn open after his wife had grabbed his testicles and yanked hard to punish him.
Afterwards she remained unrepentant, saying that she obviously did not know her own strength and that he deserved what had happened to him.
Paramedic Aurora Popa said: ‘The man had a severe open wound on his scrotum. He told us his wife had attacked him because he did not give her flowers for International Woman’s Day.’
His wife, Marinela Benea, said she was fed-up with being ignored by her husband. She said: ‘Ionel had been given a bottle of wine for a day’s work instead of getting paid, and had arrived home drunk. When he gets drunk, he changes. All night he made me keep the fire on because he was cold and I did it to avoid having an argument.
‘In the morning I opened the curtains and told him to go out and do some work, or at least to help with the household chores but he shouted that I’m not entitled to give him orders.
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‘I told him he was not any kind of man and I grabbed his balls. It was not my fault that he pulled away, and that’s when it happened. I thought maybe that some ice would solve the problem, but he insisted on calling an ambulance. He was pretty annoyed.’
The couple have been together for 15 years and have a 15-year-old son.
Ionel remains in hospital recovering from his wounds in a stable condition whilst police investigate the attack.