Indonesian police said on Tuesday, November 17, that a newlywed couple were arrested over claims they ate the genitals of the woman’s suspected rapist, a revenge attack sparked by claims from the wife she was raped a week before her wedding on Sumatra island, AFP reports.
The body of the victim, a driver, was found dead in early October in a burnt-out van in Tulangbawang district, Lampung province.
Police later arrested Efendi and his wife in connection with the murder. According to the police, Efendi,30, had ordered his wife to contact the victim and set up a meeting. But when the victim arrived, he found only Efendi, who then allegedly stabbed him to death, cut off his genitals and set the vehicle on fire. Efendi admitted killing the man after discovering his 20-year-old wife, Nuriah was not a virgin on their wedding night in September and being told of the alleged rape, but insists he acted alone.
“I was so outraged,” Efendi told reporters after his arrest last month, adding that deciding to eat the victim’s genitals was “to cure my heartache.” Police say that after murdering the man, Efendi took home the victim’s severed genitals, ordered his wife to cook them, and the pair then ate them together. “The case is still under investigation but we strongly suspect that this is a premeditated murder.”
Sulistyaningsil, a local spokeswoman told AFP. The husband is accused of carrying out the murder, while police believe the wife acted as an accomplice.