Woman in Kerala cuts off genitals of a swami, her alleged rapist

Posted May 20, 2017

A 54-year-old Swami was bobbitised by a 23-year-old girl in Thiruvananthapuram after she was subjected to alleged sexual harassment for the past five years.

Girl chopped off genitals of the inmate from Panmana Ashram in Kollam, who allegedly molested her for last 6 yrs; Man was hospitalised. "Later he quit. But it is learned that he was using ashram for his fame", said an official of ashram.Deputy Commissioner of Police Arul B Krishna said that the girl's father was bed-ridden for many years and her mother got acquainted with the swami for conducting regular poojas at home for removing all the problems faced by the family. The girl chopped off his penis with a sharp instrument and immediately called cops.

The Kollam native had been reportedly abusing the woman since she was 17. "Case had been filed under POCSO as the assault and rape seem to have started when she was a minor", police were quoted as saying.

According to Police, the woman took the extreme step as she knew that no one would believe that she was sexually assaulted by a Godman.

The godman is said to be in a stable condition after undergoing plastic surgery. The incident reportedly happened on Friday at 11:30 pm, according to the police. However, the student claims that her mother was a victim of the Swami as well.

Prameela Devi, member of the Kerala State Women's Commission, said she was proud of the girl for doing this.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the Ashram said that Hari Swamy does not have any connection with the Ashram and he had joined the Ashram 15 years ago.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has praised the woman for her courageous act.

"Such an act by anyone, especially when it comes under the guise of a religious tag, is in no way acceptable", she said. The local police have registered a case against the Swami.