A mother of three chopped off her brother-in-law’s genitals before handing them in as evidence at a police station in India.
The 32-year-old woman stunned officers when she entered the station in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh, clutching the severed organ.
The woman, who was accompanied by her three children, told officers that it was the only way to stop her brother-in-law from attacking her. The woman was staying with her brother-in-law as her husband worked more than 700 miles away in Nashik Maharashta.
He allegedly assaulted her many times while he stayed in his brother’s house. She told police that she faked consent when her brother-in-law attacked her, before hacking off his privates.
Before the police were able to get medical support to the injured man, he had already committed suicide, reported the Times of India. His body was reportedly found hanging from a tree near their house.
According to the police spokesman Abid Khan, the woman has been charged with attempted murder. “This is a rare case and has to be investigated for a proper charge sheet,” he said.
Police said the woman is mentally stable and does not regret her actions.
Rape has become a widely publicized problem in India in recent years, with a number of high profile cases attracting headlines.