Bangladesh Woman Cuts Off Accused Rapist’s Penis

A 40-year-old woman in Bangladesh cut off the penis of a man she said tried to sexually assault her. She then took it to the local police station as evidence.

Damn.Monju Begum said her neighbor Mozammel Haq Mazi has been harassing her for six months. When he allegedly forced his way into her house and tried to sexually assault her, she sliced off his most precious organ with a knife. She then put the severed penis in “a polythene bag” and brought it to the police station, where she formally accused him of attempted rape.

Mazi tells he different story: he claims the two were having an affair and that she cut his dick off as “revenge” when he refused to ditch his wife and five children for her. His surgeon told the BBC they won’t be able to reattach the penis, but they can work on him so he is able to urinate normally.

I don’t know what to make of this story, exactly. Obviously I don’t condone violence in general, but I don’t feel an inch of sympathy for sexual predators who are physically harmed by their victims. I can imagine myself responding with violence if I were attacked. In any case, if it is true that Mozammel Haq Mazi tried to sexually assault her, I view it as a statement of women’s status in Bangladesh that Monju Begum felt the need to physically bring his penis to police while accusing him of rape. (Mind you, Bangladesh is the same place that lashed a 14-year-old girl to death for “adultery” after she was raped by her cousin.) In most places a verbal accusation would suffice.

Now, prosecuting rapists? That’s another story


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