Lima - A woman who discovered her boyfriend had been cheating on her sliced off his penis with a kitchen knife as he slept and tossed it down the toilet, local media reported on Sunday.
Julia Munoz Huaman, aged 41, confessed she emasculated her companion Ramon Arias, aged 46, in a jealous rage.
The grisly incident at a hostel stunned residents of the Lima neighbourhood of Brena where it took place. Security guards nabbed the woman and detained her as Arias wailed in pain.
He rushed to hospital and placed in intensive care, according to the America TV report.