Seoul, Oct 29: In a shocking incident, a 40-year-old South Korean woman was indicted on charges of allegedly raping her husband, on Tuesday, Oct 27.
In South Korea, the incident happened for the first time that a wife has been charged with marital rape after the Supreme Court recognised spousal rape as a crime in May 2013, media reports said.
The Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office investigating the case alleged that the woman locked her husband, Kim, inside their house for 29 hours and forced him to have sex with her.
The woman, whose surname is Shim, allegedly committed the crime with the aim of obtaining favourable evidence to use for divorce procedures, the prosecutors said.
In many countries, such as the US, Britain, Germany and France, marital rape constitutes a crime.
According to UN figures, marital rape is a prosecutable offence in over 104 countries.
(With agency inputs)