A young woman from Kerala chopped off the penis of a godman after he allegedly tried to rape her. The girl told that she did it as an act of self-defense and a last resort to stop his sexual advances as he had been continuously raping her since last five years on the pretext of performing pooja.
The 23 years old woman whose parents were followers of the swami from an ashram in Padmana in Kollam called the Thiruvananthapuram police control room on Friday night. She informed the police that she had cut off the penis of a 54-year-old swami after he allegedly tried to rape her.
Hari Swami (54) alias Gangananda Theerthapatha, who is a resident of an ashram in Kollam
district of Kerala has been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.The incident is reported to have happened at 11.30 pm on Friday night.The woman’s family rushed him to Thiruvananthapuram medical college and hospital on early Saturday morning, following which the woman approached the police and narrated the whole incident. She also informed them that he was sexually exploiting her since when she was a high school student.
According to a report by TheNewsMinute, the swami used to visit girl’s home on the pretext of performing pooja for her paralyzed father and used to assault the girl there. She also informed the police that her mother was aware of this.After knowing that he was going to visit her house on Friday she kept the knife ready.
When asked instead of complaining why she chose the path the Circle inspector of Pettai station in Thiruvananthapuram told,”She knew that no one would believe her if she said she had been sexually assaulted by a man of god. So, this was perhaps the only thing she could think of.”
According to the statement by the hospital authorities, Hari is out of danger after doctors conducted two surgeries on him.They are still trying to stitch back his 90% severed penis, hospital authorities said.
However, Hari Swami told the police that he did it on his own as a penance. But, police told that he is confessing in order to evade the law.
A case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) has been registered against the man. Also, the mother of the woman has been taken into custody as she was aware of the acts of the god-man.
Police said the woman will also be charged under relevant sections of self-defense.