The 23-year-old woman chopped off the penis of a 54-year-old self-styled godman who had allegedly been raping her since she was in Class 12.
He was admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College for treatment. A hospital release said on Saturday morning that he was admitted with 90% of his genitals cut off.
According to the girl, the Swami was a frequent visitor to her home and used to conduct religious ceremonies. "The girl was scared to expose him since he was a god-man and she didn't discuss the repeated incidents of rape even with her family", a police official investigating the case told Deccan Herald. They have booked Hiraswamy under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, but have not registered a case against the woman. An emergency surgery was conducted by doctors in the urology and plastic surgery divisions. She immediately called the police. after the incident.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan described the step taken by the girl as "courageous.no doubt about it".
Local media reports said the woman's mother has also been detained as she knew about the crime but failed to report it. Her father suffered a paralysis attack a few years ago.More news: FBI probe moves into White House
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The accused claimed to be a saint associated with Chattambi Swami Ashram at Panmana in Kollam district.
Meanwhile, Prameela Devi, a member of the Kerala State Women's Commission, hailed the girl for doing this.
"Such an act by anyone, especially when it comes under the guise of a religious tag, is in no way acceptable", she said.
However, no case has been registered against the woman but she woman has been taken to a women's shelter run by the government. I have met nearly all the sanyasis in the state.