Another rape case again in India as a 32-year-old woman walked into a police station claiming to have been raped, clutching her alleged attackers pen*s.
The woman told officers she had been repeatedly raped by her brother-in-law for days.
She alleged on the final occasion, she faked consent and sliced off his genitals with a sickle, the Times of India reports. She presented stunned authorities with the bloodied organ claiming it was the only way she could stop the attacks .
But when Police rushed to a house in the Churhat area in Sidhi district at around 6 am on Thursday, they found the suspect’s body hanging from a tree near the house. He had committed suicide and was dead before any medical help could be administered.
The woman told officers her husband works in Nashik and she was living with her-brother-in-law.
When he forced himself on me, I faked consent and severed his privates with a sickle,” she reportedly told police.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Police said the woman is mentally stable and has no regrets to what she has done. Sidhi SP Abid Khan said:
This is a rare case and has to be investigated for a proper charge sheet.”
According to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. Out of these, 24,470 were committed by someone known to the victim (98% of the cases).
Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. The National Crime Records Bureau of India suggests a reported rape rate of 2 per 100,000 people, much lower than the rate statistics for many nations tracked by the United Nations.
However, majority of rape cases in India, as elsewhere in the world, are never reported.