BEIJING, June 19 — To protect her marriage, a gynecologist in Xiaoxian, Jiangxi province, sliced off of her hubby’s testicles.

Li, a hardworking doctor, takes good care of her two children. But her husband surnamed Huang had an 18-year-old mistress two years ago. Li asked for a divorce but Huang turned her down.

When he suffered from diarrhea last month, Li gave him sleeping pills rather than medicine. When Huang was sleeping, Li used a fruit knife to remove his testicles.

After Li was arrested, Huang asked police to give her leniency because he felt responsible for the tragedy.