Indian Woman Praised For Cutting Off Man's Penis As He Tried To Rape Her

One big step for woman-kind.

One big step for woman-kind.

This is a HUGE step for women, especially in India! And this is a huge step in the right direction for stance against rape culture.

A 23-year-old woman in India has been praised for her bravery after she cut off the penis of a man who was trying to rape her. Hari Swami is considered a religious guru in Kerala, India, and had apparently been abusing this woman for multiple years.

It has been reported by police officers that the girl hid a knife under pillow, finally working up the bravery to attack Hari Swami after five years of his abuse. However, Hari Swami claims to have cut his penis off himself, according to Hindustan Times.

Chief Minister of the state of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, said, "It's a courageous and strong act by the woman."

The woman, a law student, was in her residence late Friday night when the 54-year-old man attacked her, claiming to be a member of her family.

"She used a knife in her defense and cut off his penis," district police chief G Sparjan Kumar said. "The man, Hari Swami, was rushed to the nearby government hospital in a serious state."

According to reports by the local media, Swami underwent immediate medical procedures and was in stable condition. The police have since registered a case against Swami for rape and sexual offenses against a minor. The girl’s parents, who live in the same house, said that they didn’t know about the assaults.

"The woman told us that her parents blindly trusted this Swami, and he used to get frequent invites to perform special ceremonies and stay over at their house, where he assaulted her," Kumar said.

Now, she is receiving trauma counseling and is being protected by the police.

I’m happy, as I’m sure many of you are, to hear that this girl finally stood up for herself. May all women start cutting off the penises of men who try to use them for harm instead of good.