A 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman cut off a man’s genitalia during an attempted rape and took it to a police station as evidence, police in a remote part ofBangladeshsaid on May 30, 2011.

The woman, a married mother of three, was attacked while she was sleeping in her shanty in Jhalakathi district, some 200 kilometres south ofDhaka.

“As he tried to rape her, the lady cut his genitalia off with a knife. She then wrapped up the genitalia in a piece of polythene and brought it to the Jhalakathi police station as evidence of the crime,” police chief said.

The woman has filed a case accusing the man, who is also 40 and a married father of five, of attempted rape, saying that he had been harassing her for six months.

The severed genitalia has been kept at the police station and the rape suspect was undergoing treatment in hospital.

“We shall arrest him once his condition gets better,” police said.