A Durban North man has died of suffocation after his wife grabbed his testicles in a domestic argument – and refused to release her fierce grip for five minutes.
With his face turning purple as his wife squeezed and squeezed, 46-year-old Daniel Bellend choked to death when food became stuck in his windpipe, causing suffocation.
It was only when neighbors intervened that Daniels wife, Monika, agreed to release her husband’s crushed private parts – but by then he was beyond medical help.
The incident began when Daniel and his wife became involved in a violent fight after he had returned home and found the doors locked.
Local police told the news site that Daniel was furious when he arrived home to find himself locked out, with his wife and two daughters refusing to let him in.
He responded by cutting into the lock with a handsaw – and it was then that the domestic battle began.
Daniel, the head of a neighborhood community watch, reportedly set about his wife with his fists, despite his daughters’ attempts to stop him.
In her desperation, Monika grabbed Daniels testicles and squeezed – hard.
Daniel fell to his knees, her hand still grasping him, before she jumped on his stomach to hold him down as she continued squeezing.
Hearing screams from everyone involved, neighbours ran into the house, where they found Monika sitting on her husband, his private area still grasped in her hand, while his face turned purple.
She finally agreed to release him as police sped to the house.
By then Daniel, whose testicles had been crushed for at least five minutes, had slipped into unconsciousness and was found to be dead on arrival at hospital.