Saudi man hospitalised with shoe heel lodged in his head after dispute with wife

Published: April 1, 2015
Doctors say they have never encountered such a case before. PHOTO: RIYADH CONNECT

Doctors say they have never encountered such a case before. PHOTO: RIYADH CONNECT

SAUDI ARABIA: In a first of its kind medical case, a man in Saudi Arabia was admitted to a hospital with the stiletto of a heel lodged in his head . 

Local media reports said that the incident took place following a dispute between the man and his wife which led her to hit him in the head with the heel of her shoe.

Upon his arrival at the hospital, doctors said they had never encountered such a case before.

The news of the incident caused quite a stir and many took to social media to tweet about the rare case.


This article originally appeared on Riyadh Connect

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Parvez
    Apr 1, 2015 - 3:56PM

    That’s a new one……….for sure.Recommend

  • Saad Siddiqui
    Apr 1, 2015 - 5:20PM

    Funny , eh ? Reverse the genders and it would become outrageous !Recommend

  • Sobriquet
    Apr 1, 2015 - 5:22PM

    This is called Shoe-Jitsu, in contrast to Ju-Jitsu (Jujutsu) a Japanese martial art in which one can only use a short weapon or no weapon ;)Recommend

  • Malik
    Apr 1, 2015 - 5:38PM

    ET: why are you publishing such callous tweets here? Do you think it’s funny. Would you or anyone else be laughing if that man had impaled his wife sandal heel on her own head? Of course why would you have any journalistic integrity? You are not even a real news organization, just a propaganda siren owned by the New York Times.Recommend

  • Mariam
    Apr 1, 2015 - 7:22PM

    Abuse is abuse, no matter which spouse or partner is committing it. I’m sickened and disturbed to see smirking tweets giggling at this violent atrocity. Why should we respond differently when a man is the victim of abuse? Because he should have been bigger and stronger to hit her back harder than she can hit him? The fact that people think this is funny shows that men are victims of patriarchy too; until we can rise above defined gender roles, there will be no real sense of equality. To reiterate: Abuse of anyone, just like bullying, is a crime.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Apr 1, 2015 - 10:51PM

    @Saad Siddiqui: If the genders were reversed it would become…..mundane…….man hits woman in Saudi Arabia ……no biggie. Recommend

    Apr 1, 2015 - 11:58PM

    She needs to do some sole searching…Recommend

  • Liberal
    Apr 2, 2015 - 1:20AM

    I guess he did not fulfill his side of the promise of paying the full amount.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Apr 2, 2015 - 1:25AM

    Is it APRIL FOOL joke?Recommend

  • nust
    Apr 2, 2015 - 1:56AM

    **Heel of a stiletto, you mean?Recommend

  • Assad
    Apr 2, 2015 - 6:58AM

    That is nonsense on your part. Man hits woman anywhere in the world… biggie. How common are cases of spousal abuse in the US, Europe, elsewhere? Why single out Saudi Arabia only? Recommend

  • Dajjal
    Apr 2, 2015 - 7:00AM

    I knew Saudis had their foots in their Mouths, but heels in the head… that’s a new one…Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Apr 2, 2015 - 11:00AM

    Now since the shoe is on the other foot, let’s hope she does not lose her head over this.Recommend

  • fake
    Apr 2, 2015 - 1:41PM

    This is actually old news. I saw this photo many weeks ago. Some user posted it who claimed to be in south america. the picture of nurse is cropped otherwise you’d know she’s latinRecommend

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