A man was admitted into a Aley hospital after being beaten and castrated for having married a woman without her parents’ consent.
The man, identified as Rabih A.A. from Akkar’s Harar, was rushed into Qabr Shamoun’s Western Shahar Hospital after the attackers severely beat him and cut off his genitals.
He was later transferred to a Beirut hospital. The victim had eloped with the woman several weeks earlier, and they wedded before a Sheikh despite the disapproval of the woman’s family, who are residents of a Aley town.
The newspaper explained that on Monday, the man received a phone call from his new wife’s parents who claimed they wanted to reconcile with him, and they agreed to have dinner together.
However, after the meal, the woman’s relatives abducted the man and took him to a deserted area in a Mount Lebanon town, where they beat him till he lost consciousness.
The National News Agency reported a different story, saying that relatives of the woman, identified as Rudayna W.M. from Aley’s Baysour, discovered that the newlyweds were in a chalet in Tabarja.
They dragged them from the chalet to Baysour where they cut off the man’s genitals and threw him in the town’s main square.
The incident triggered severe criticism from a number of town officials who lashed out at the woman’s family and the perpetrators of this crime.