Law student chops off genitals of ‘godman’ after he tries to rape her

Thiruvananthapuram : A self-proclaimed godman, who tried to rape a woman, landed in a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram with serious injuries after she bobbitis- ed him.

However, Hari Swami (54), alias Gangananda Theerthapatha, a resident of an ashram in Kollam, told the police that he did it on his own as a penance. Police suspect that he is owning up the crime to evade law, but the 22-year-old law student insisted that she did it as a last resort to check his advances.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan lauded the woman, saying it was a courageous step. “No doubt about it.”

The woman in her complaint stated that Hari was known to her family and frequented her home in Thiruvanathapuram  for performing poojas. He used to assault her  ever since she was a Class 12 student.

On Friday night, when Hari made advances, the woman, who had hidden a knife under her pillow, cut off his genitals. The woman’s family rushed him to Thiruvananthapuram medical college and hospital early on Saturday, following which the woman approached the police and narrated the whole incident.

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