The government has asked the Philippines to extradite a woman who fled there from Taipei after cutting off her husband's penis.
\n"We asked the Interpol office in the Philippines to extradite Virginia Chun to face trial in Taiwan. We are still waiting for their reply," a Bureau of Criminal Investigation official said by phone yesterday.
\nBut since this country does not have an extradition treaty with the Philippines, it is not clear if police there will grant the request.
\nChun, 46, cut off the penis of her Filipino-Chinese husband, identified only by his surname Tsai, at about 6am Tuesday when Tsai was sleeping at their home in the Taipei suburb of Shihlin.
\nShe flushed his penis down the toilet, left the house and headed for the airport to catch a flight to her home in the Philippines.
\nTheir son, 17, who was sleeping in another room, was awakened by his father's howling. After trying to stem the bleeding, he rushed his father to hospital where doctors stitched up the wound.
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