A mother-of-three chopped off her brother-in-law’s genitals while he was raping her before handing them in as evidence at a police station in India
The 32-year-old woman stunned officers when she entered the station in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh, clutching the severed organ.
The woman, who was accompanied by her three children, told officers that it was the only way to stop her brother-in-law attacking her.
The woman was staying with her brother-in-law as her husband worked more than 700 miles away, in Nashik, Maharashtra.
However, he had allegedly assaulted her many times while she stayed in his house.
She told police that she faked consent when her brother-in-law attacked her, before hacking off his privates with a sickle.
Before the police were able to get medical support to the injured man, he had already committed suicide,
“He allegedly committed suicide because of humiliation,” said town inspector Arti Chourate.
“Her parents-in-law didn’t come to know about the incident as the entire incident took place early in the morning and also because he didn’t make any noise.”
His body was reportedly found hanging from a tree near their house.
According to Sidhi police spokesman Abid Khan, the woman has been charged with attempted murder.
“This is a rare case and has to be investigated for a proper charge sheet,” he said.
“The accused woman is shaken…due to the entire episode. She is presently in the village. We have registered a case against her under section 307 and will soon take her in our custody.”