Thiruvananthapuram: Applauding the woman’s step of chopping off man’s genitals for allegedly trying to rape her, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said the act as “brave” and “courageous”.
“It was a courageous step. No doubt about it,” Vijayan told the media here.
A 23-year-old woman had cut off the genitals of a man with a knife when he allegedly tried to rape her at her home in Pettah in the city late last night.
The 54-year-old man, an inmate of an ashram in Kollam, was rushed to the government medical college hospital here with critical injuries in the wee hours, police had said on Saturday.
He underwent an emergency surgery and his condition is stable now, a hospital release said. The woman in her complaint stated that the accused has been known to her family for the past few years and has been harassing her since she was a minor, police said.
A senior police official told PTI that a case has been registered against the man under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) and IPC 376 (punishment for rape).
No case has been registered against the woman, he said. The police declined to divulge details, saying the investigation is on.