Jagatsinghpur, Aug 6 :
In a bizarre incident a woman in Gopalpur near Tirtol in Jagatsinghpur district castrated a man after he allegedly attempted to rape her. The 19-year-old man, who has been admitted to a hospital in a critical condition, claimed he was attacked by the woman without any provocation.
The 25-year-old alleged victim and the 19-year-old man who are from the same village have lodged two separate FIRs.
In her complaint to the police, the woman, a mother of four children, said the man accosted her when she had gone to collect banana leaves near a temple on Monday evening. When the man tried to rape her, she chopped off his testicles with the knife she was carrying to cut banana leaves.
In his FIR, the man claimed the woman practised witchcraft and had cut off his testicles after luring him to a desolate spot.
The police have recorded the statements of both and are trying to find out if the woman’s assault was actually carried out in self defence.
No one has been arrested so far, police said.