Note to self: never ever ask, “What’s for dinner?” in this couple’s household.
A newlywed Indonesian couple had been arrested over claims they dined on the genitals of the womanâ€™s suspected rapist after her husband allegedly murdered him and cut off his private parts, police said Tuesday.
According to AFP, the victimâ€™s body was found in a burnt-out van after a suspected revenge attack sparked by claims from the new wife that she was raped a week before her wedding in Lampung, Sumatra island.
The husband, 30-year-old Rudi Efendi, has admitted murdering the man after discovering his wife was not a virgin on their wedding night in September and being told of the alleged rape, but insists he acted alone.
â€œI was so outraged,â€ Efendi told reporters after his arrest last month, adding that deciding to eat the victimâ€™s genitals was â€œto cure my heartache.â€
Police say that after murdering the man, Efendi took home the victimâ€™s severed genitals, ordered his 20-year-old wife to cook them, and the pair then ate them together.
The victim was a driver, whom the wife used to date.
Sulistyaningsih, a local police spokeswoman who goes by one name, told AFP: â€œThe case is still under investigation but we strongly suspect that this is a premeditated murder.â€
The husband is accused of carrying out the murder while police believe the wife acted as an accomplice. The victim was found dead in early October in a charred-out van in Tulangbawang district, Lampung province.
Police later arrested Efendi and his wife. Efendi had ordered his wife to contact the victim and set up a meeting, according to police. 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.