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NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – A woman chopped off her brother-in-law’s genitals before handing them in as evidence at a police station in India.

The 32-year-old woman stunned cops when she entered the police station in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh, clutching the severed organ.

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The woman, who was accompanied by her three children, told officers that it was the only way to stop her brother-in-law attacking her, the Mail Online reported.

The woman was staying with her brother-in-law as her husband worked more than 700 miles away, in Nashik, Maharashtra. But he had allegedly assaulted her many times while she stayed in his house.

The mother-of-three told police that she faked consent when her brother-in-law attacked her, before hacking off his privates with a sickle.

Before the police were able to get medical support to the injured man, he had already committed suicide, reported the Times of India.

His body was reportedly found hanging from a tree near their house.

The woman, who is mentally stable and does not regret her actions, has been charged with attempted murder.

Rape has become a widely publicised problem in India in recent years, with a number of high profile cases attracting headlines.

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Strong protests were sparked in the India capital following a horrific gang rape in December 2012.

A 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern, Jyoti Singh was beaten, gang raped, and tortured in a private bus in which she was travelling with her boyfriend, Awindra Pratap Pandey.

There were six others in the bus, including the driver, all of whom raped the woman and beat her friend. Thirteen days after the assault, she was transferred to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment, but died from her injuries two days later.

The incident generated widespread national and international coverage and was widely condemned, both in India and abroad.