KOCHI: After the infamous bobbitisation incident in Thiruvananthapuram, in yet another case, a homemaker bit off the tongue of a youth, who allegedly tried to rape her. The incident was reported in Njarakkal in Kochi.
Rajesh, 30, hailing from Njarakkal, entered the residence of the woman at night last Wednesday and tried to rape her when she came out of the house. In an apparent self-defence, the woman cut off the tongue of the youth with her teeth in the spat, according to the police officers.
According to the police officers, on the next day, the 43-year old woman lodged a complaint against the youth and produced the remains of the tongue, which is approximately 2 cm long, before the police. Following this, the police registered a case and commenced an inquiry under SI Regeesh Kumar. Police said, as the youngster was a neighbour of the complainant, she identified him on the day itself. However, the youth had been missing after the incident, they added.
Following search operation conducted by the police, the youngster was arrested on Monday from a hospital in Kochi, where he had been undergoing treatment. Officers added the youngster told the hospital authorities his tongue was injured following an accident. He had undergone a surgery at the hospital and police arrested him after being discharged from the hospital.
The accused, who worked as a driver, was arrested under charges of the attempt of rape and assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty. He was produced before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody on Tuesday.