Kerala: 54-year-old swami bobbitised by girl, CM lauds woman's 'courageous step'

By: | Updated: 20 May 2017 02:37 PM

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Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking case, a Swami was bobbitised by a 23-year-old girl in the state capital after she was subjected to alleged sexual harassment for the past five years.

According to a statement issued on Saturday by Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital authorities, it was around 12.39 a.m that Hari Swami (54-year-old) of a Hindu ashram near Kollam was brought to the hospital with his genitals severed almost 90 per cent.

A team of medical professionals conducted a plastic surgery and he is now reported to be out of danger.

According to the girl, the Swami was a frequent visitor to their home here and used to conduct religious ceremonies and right from the time she was a Class 12 student she was under his duress.

This incident occurred on Friday night when the girl using a knife slashed the Swami's genitals.

The local police have registered a case against the Swami.

Prameela Devi, member of the Kerala State Women's Commission, said she felt proud of the girl that she did this, as such acts by anyone especially when it comes under the guise of a religious tag, irrespective of the religion, is not acceptable, as such people should be role models to all.

Meanwhile, the police appeared confused on what was needed to be done with regards to the legal proceedings against the girl.

However, 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 it was a courageous step.

"It was a courageous step. No doubt about it," Vijayan told the media, reported ANI.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published: 20 May 2017 02:37 PM
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