Teenager cuts off uncle’s penis after alleged rape in Bihar
PATNA: A teenager cut off a man’s penis after he
allegedly tried to rape her for a second time. The 17-year-old girl from Bihar
was defending herself against the unwanted sexual advances of the accused Mahendra
Mehta, a local tantric healer who is also reportedly her uncle.
Her courage has been praised by police who are still
hunting Mehta, 35, who was reportedly sent to the girl’s home by her family to cure
her after she fell ill.
According to the Times of India, Mehta diagnosed her
as being demon possessed before taking her to an isolated room where he tried
to sexually assault her. When she protested he allegedly gagged and raped her
on July 1.
The following day, he asked her to come to his house
but she was armed with a sharp knife and a mobile. She castrated him while
recording his conversations before managing to escape, the paper reported.
Senior officer AK Singh said Mehta had not tried to
heal the girl, but had instead abused his position as a member of the family
and her trust. The girl had complained to her local village council but was
unable to deal with the incident.
Singh, who is superintendent at the Alam Nagar police
station, located around 200 miles east of the state capital, Patna, told The
Independent: “The incident happened 20 days ago. Initially the girl went to the
village council but when that was unable to resolve the matter the case was
brought to me. We then filed a case at the women’s police station.”
Latest figures reveal 478 reported rapes occurred in
the first five months of this year in Bihar, with 130 rapes in May alone.
The offence comes just weeks after a seven-year-old
girl allegedly was raped by her neighbour, also a tantric, in West Bengal.