A jealous man has been arrested in the Philippines for cutting off the penis of his gay lover while he was sleeping in their hotel room on Tuesday and flushing it down the toilet.

Jose Feliciano Valderama, 35, told the police that jealousy and rumours that his lover was having a relationship with a woman drove him to violently attack his partner of two years, reports inquirer.net

Valderama is facing criminal charges for cutting off the penis of Marvic Manquera, 21, while Manquera was sleeping in their hotel room in Manila’s Quezon City.

Police said that after Valderama chopped off his partner’s penis and flushed it he then attempted to commit suicide with a knife but Manquera stopped him. Hotel staff rushed the victim to hospital while Valderama was arrested.

The incident is thought to be the first known case of penis mutilation involving a gay couple in the Philippines.