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Kerala: Woman chops off godman’s genitals to resist rape, CM Vijayan commends her for showing courage

The minor told police that she had been subjected to frequent sexual abuse by the man for the last three years.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 20, 2017 5:57 pm
The Trivandrum medical college where he is admitted (Photo: Adnan Haleem/Wikimedia)

A woman, who has allegedly been continuously raped for several years by a man, chopped off his private parts to resist a recent sexual attack. The attacker was identified as 54-year-old Sreehari, also known by the name of Ganga Shashwatapada Swamy. He is a resident of an ashram in Kollam district of Kerala and has been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.

The woman told police that she had been subjected to frequent sexual abuse by the man for the last three years. She was a minor. When she came to know that he would make a move on her again on Friday, she got a knife and cut off his genitals to resist his attack. The attacker was later taken to the hospital by the girl’s family. A case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) has been registered against the man. The victim’s mother has been taken into police custody as well, as she is believed to have worked in connivance with the godman.

The victim got the backing of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan who commended her for showing courage. “It was a courageous step, no doubt about it,” he said.

Read the story in Malayalam here

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    Dr Mohsin Raza
    May 21, 2017 at 12:21 am
    Mohsin Raza Millions of men and women may be having consensual ual relations ,Any difference on certain issue,the audience on TOI network has granted mandate to girl to chop off the genitals of man,It amounts to taking law in hand The girl should be punished for demasculating Send Priest to me I will reconstruct his genital dr mohsinraza
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      Dr Mohsin Raza
      May 21, 2017 at 12:19 am
      Contd from previous posting is over 1000letters so i 2 instalments Adultery.—Whoever has ual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows or has reason to believe to be the wife of another man, without the consent or connivance of that man, such ual intercourse not amounting to the offense of rape, is guilty of the offense of adultery, and shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both. In such case the wife shall not be punishable as an abettor. ” — Indian Kanoon Apr 29, 2010 • Consensual hetero ual relation between adults, ... Except adultery, cons
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        Dr Mohsin Raza
        May 21, 2017 at 12:18 am
        Mohsin Raza shared a link. 3 hrs SOCIALLY UN ACCEPTABLE BUT NOT A CRIME UNDER IPC 1.It was not a rape 2.It was not in self defense at all 3.It was not adultery by Priest..It has been a consensual with adult un married girl for 7 years SOCIALLY UN ACCEPTABLE BUT NOT A CRIME UNDER IPC Reference;Except adultery, consensual no offence ... - Times of India timesofindia diatimes › india › Except-adultery...
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          Pinna
          May 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm
          The news made my day ! And I w heatedly support Kerala Chief Minister when he congratulates the courageous lady. Kudos from one and all. Though this is not the first time such a boisterous step has been initiated. One Lorena Bobbit performed the similar surgery in US and then the word "Bobbitised" was coined. The fact is crystal clear, when the lawmakers will not bring in stringent crimes, people themselves will resort to such acts and shame the law. The woman deserves a 'Bharat Ratna" for her bravery.
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            MoorthyPS
            May 20, 2017 at 11:51 pm
            Please note that one of the criteria for Bharat Ratna award is that the person should have utilised his/her talent to earn money and earned it substantially. That is why poor old MK hi could not get it while other two not-so-poor his got it. Here the 'poor' girl has no talent nor used it for earning money. She simply protected herself from the society. In the process, she took law into her own hands, which is punishable under Indian Penal Code. So she is going (most likely) to be punished under appropriate law so that she should learn not to repeat such things in future. Do not praise her. Pity her.
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            Jeevan Karkera
            May 20, 2017 at 10:31 pm
            She has become a role model for all the victims. Jai Bhavani. God. Protect her.
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