Riyadh, May 31: Doctors and police in Saudi Arabia got the shock of their life when a presumed man brought to hospital after being raped turned out to be a girl.
Police had found the man tied up and bleeding in a deserted area near the western town of Taif and rushed him to hospital after he told them his friends raped him and left him to die.
On arrival at hospital, the 24-year-old person told them he is a boy and that some of his friends kidnapped him to that area and had oral sex with him after tying him up. Police had suspicions after the person gave them a wrong name.
“Then there was a big shock to all,” Sabq Arabic language daily said. “When the doctors and police insisted on examining the victim for rape, they found out that the presumed man was a woman.”
Sabq said police could not distinguish her sex because she wore man's clothes and had light moustaches and beard on her face.
Sources close to her family said she is a divorced woman and has a little daughter, adding that she has been away for four days and is suffering from mental problems.