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Georgian Man Admits To Beating Policeman Over Alleged Rape

A man in Georgia's western city of Zugdidi has confessed to severely beating a police officer for allegedly raping his wife.

The police officer, identified as Goga Anchabadze, was thrown out of a van in downtown Zugdidi on November 12. He was naked and his ear had been cut off.

Georgian Interior Ministry spokeswoman Nino Giorgobiani said in a televised statement that a man suspected in the attack, Kakha Gulordava, had turned himself in, claiming that he had "punished" Anchabadze for his attempt to rape Gulordava's wife two days ago.

Anchabadze is now in St. Lukas Hospital in Zugdidi.

Doctor Nikoloz Chedia told journalists that Anchabadze's condition is serious, that his body contains numerous lacerations, and that both of his legs are broken.

Based on reporting by,, and Imedi