NEW DELHI: A 22-year-old woman allegedly chopped off the genitals of her 35-year-old boyfriend after he refused to marry and have physical relationship with her in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri on Wednesday . The woman has been absconding along with her family members since the crime.
The victim was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital where he was stated to be out of danger. Doctors have told police that the man has undergone a surgery . “Though the man has undergone a surgery, doctors fear that the reattachment may not be successful,” said a police officer.
A case under section 326 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Mangolpuri police station against the absconding woman.
The man, a street vendor from Mangolpuri , had just returned from work at around 11.30pm when the woman’s sister-in-law, who lives three blocks away, telephoned him and asked him to come over.
The man went there and ended up in an argument with the woman on the issue of their wedding. The woman, the officer said, asked him to marry her which he refused saying his family did not approve of their relationship.
The victim told the police that the woman then pushed him inside the bathroom, undressed him, and forced him to have sex with her. When he refused, she allegedly brought a knife and threatened to kill him. However, the man remained reluctant.
“Furious, she snipped off his genitals. The crime unfolded in the presence of the woman’s brother and sister-in-law, who were in the house and kept telling the woman to teach her boyfriend a lesson,” said an investigator.
Sources said that when the man started bleeding profusely he rushed out and screamed for help. Hearing his screams, some neighbour called the police . By the time a police van arrived, the man had fallen unconscious.
“We rushed him to a hospital and he underwent a surgery. After he regained consciousness, we recorded his statement. He initially refused to file an FIR against the woman, but agreed later,” the officer added.