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Woman Cuts Off Penis of Man Attempting to Rape Her

| by Dominic Kelly

A Bangladesh woman was about to be raped by a man when she quickly cut off his penis and took it to the police as evidence of the assault.

Monju Begum, 40, says that the man, identified as Mozammel Haq Mazi, forced himself into her home while she was sleeping and attempted to rape her.

"As he tried to rape her, the lady cut his penis off with a knife," explained police chief Abul Khaer. “She then wrapped up the penis in a piece of polythene and brought it to the Jhalakathi police station as evidence of the crime. It is quite an unusual incident. As far as I am aware, this is the first time that a woman has brought a severed penis to the police station as evidence."

Begum, a married mother of five, claims that Mazi had been harassing her for months, but Mazi tells a contradicting story.

“I am a double victim,” Mazi claimed, according to the BBC. “First, she cut my penis and now police say they are going to arrest me for attempted rape. We were having an affair and recently she suggested that both of us can go and settle down in Dhaka. I refused and told her that I cannot leave my wife and children, so she took revenge on me."

Khaer says that Mazi already has a case of attempted rape against Begum, according to the BBC. Mazi has not yet been arrested, as he is being treated for his injuries, but police plan to arrest him once he is better. Doctors say they are unable to reattach Mazi’s penis and are focusing on giving him the ability to urinate without it, according to the Huffington Post.