Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kerala Law Student Chops Off Genitals Of A Swami, Her Alleged Rapist

That's how her eight-year-old ordeal ended on Friday. A 23-year-old law student in Kerala allegedly chopped off the penis of a swami, a self-styled godman, who had been allegedly raping her for many years at her house. The accused identified as Swami Ganeshananda, or Hari swami as he is also known as, is a member of the Panmana Ashram in Kollam.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reacted to the incident and said that it was brave of her to take such a step. "It's a courageous and strong act by the woman," he said.

Prameela Devi, member of the Kerala State Women's Commission, said such an act is unacceptable. People like these are supposed to be role models not rapists, Ms Devi added.

The 54-year-old swami first allegedly assaulted the girl when she was 16. The girl has told the police that the swami would come to their home to meet her mother and whenever he got the opportunity, he would allegedly rape her.

Last night, when the accused again showed up at their home and tried to force himself on her, she got hold of a knife and attacked his penis. She immediately called the police. after the incident.

The accused was rushed to the Trivandrum Medical College. A team of experts conducted a plastic surgery on the godman, who is said to is be out of danger now.

Sparjan Kumar, Trivandrum City police commissioner said that the swami abused the woman in several ways. "The swami was close to the family and would often come to their home. The woman didn't tell her parents because she thought no one would believe her. But when he tried to abuse her again on Friday, she cut off his private parts, ran out and called the police," he said.

The police have registered a case against the godman for rape and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The swami's statement is yet to be recorded.

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