Woman Chops Off Finger in War Protest

The wife of a Gulf War addict in China cut off her finger to stop him from watching TV news about the conflict all day long, a news report said today.

The 45-year-old woman from Nanjing in Jiangsu Province took the drastic step after quarrelling with her husband about his TV addiction since the war began last week, the Hong Kong edition of the official China Daily reported.

She cut off the middle finger of her left hand with a kitchen knife to get his attention because their 15-year-old daughter could not concentrate on studying for upcoming exams with the TV constantly on.

The shocked husband then turned off the TV and took her to hospital, said the newspaper report.