A 32-year-old woman in India cut off her brother-in-law’s penis before handing it in to police, claiming he had raped her.
The Times of India has reported the incident occurred in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh at 6am on Thursday, with the woman taking her three children to the station too.
Before the police were able to reach the man to provide medical assistance he had reportedly committed suicide. According to The Independent he was found hanging from a tree near their house.
The woman, who was living with her brother-in-law as her husband worked over 700 miles away in Nashik, Maharashtra, allegedly told police she faked sexual consent before removing his penis with a sickle.
She has since been charged with attempted murder with police promising a detailed investigation.
Abid Khan, a Sidhi police spokesman, told the Times:
This is a rare case and has to be investigated for a proper chargesheet.
Police have reported that the woman is mentally stable and does not regret her actions.
Rape continues to be an issue of great concern in India, with data from the National Crime Records Bureau suggesting reported cases increased by 9 per cent to 33,707 in 2014.