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A man in India is facing charges of cruelty and voluntarily causing grievous hurt after he placed a lock on his wife’s vagina.

The make-shift chastity belt was discovered when the man’s wife, Sitabai Chouhan tried to poison herself and ended up in the hospital. While examining her, doctors found that the man drilled holes on both sides of his wife’s genitals and placed the lock on it himself. Authorities had to track down Chouhan’s husband for the key, which he kept hidden in his socks.

The man, who is described to be an alcoholic mechanic, said that he created the device because his family has a history of cheating wives.  He wanted to make sure it did not happen to him.

Chouhan is currently recovering in the hospital.

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