A 25-year-old man in Rumbek East County decided to undergo gruesome initiation process by having his forehead scarred after his wife constantly referred to him as a boy for lack of tribal marks.

The man says he suffered humiliation from his wife whenever they had a misunderstanding, Radio Good News reported.

“She could scold me as a boy because I did not have Dinka Agaar traditional cuts,” the man narrates.

“I decided to be scarified to stop my wife from despising my status,” he said.

The man says the wife however, has not changed her behaviour even after his display of bravery by tolerating knife cuts on the face.

The wife still threatens to leave the man with or without the tribal marks.

Local authorities have outlawed cultural practices such as scarification and removal of lower teeth.

via Radio Good News