Lucknow, Oct 31: A man poured acid on to his wife’s genitals allegedly over her refusal for sexual intercourse in Uttar Pradesh. The shameful incident happened in Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh.

The woman has been hospitalised and is undergoing treatment. A case has been registered against the woman’s husband.

The incident comes at a time when the country is debating marital rape even as Centre continues to oppose it. On October 11, the Supreme Court had said that sexual intercourse with wife below 18 years of age would be considered rape.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was also filed in Delhi High Court seeking to criminalise marital rape. The PIL requests that marital rape should be criminalised and treated as rape. The plea has also sought the provisions of rape to be made gender neutral.