A 23-year-old Indian woman chopped off the genitals of a godman, who had allegedly been repeatedly raping her over the past several years with the connivance of her mother.
The woman used a knife to chop off his genitals when he reportedly tried to rape her on Friday night. The godman, identified as Gangesananda was rushed to the Government Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram by the woman’s relatives. A hospital release said on Saturday morning that he was admitted with 90% of his genitals cut off. He was immediately operated upon and is recovering.
The godman has been visiting her home for the past five years and allegedly had an illicit relationship with the woman’s mother. The woman has told the police that he had been raping her ever since she was studying in class 12. The police have registered a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the godman and the woman’s mother.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there was no doubt that it was a courageous step, India Today reports. When asked if his government would take action against the man, he asked what more action was needed, laughing.
The girl’s mother knew her daughter was being raped, and has now been detained by police for not reporting the sexual abuse.