Iranian researcher in Sweden cuts off wife’s lips, eats them and says it was ‘honor related’
A prominent researcher at Sweden’s Karolinska Instiutet is in custody for having cut off his wife’s lips with a knife and then eating them.
Prosecutors considered the attack to be so vicious that they requested the man be remanded in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
According to Aftonbladet, the researcher has admitted to cutting off his wife’s lips in retaliation for a supposed love affair.
“It was honor related. He doesn’t seem to regret a thing; he believes she insulted him,” a source with knowledge of the matter told the paper.
Ingela Hessius Ekman, a lawyer representing the victim, said her client has suffered both physically and emotionally from the attack.
“She has very serious injuries; the doctors can’t yet say whether or not she can be healed,” she told Aftonbladet.