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.
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