The man was lured to his girlfriend's home where he was attacked
The 20-year-old lured her boyfriend to her home in Naugawan Darshan Singh, India, on the promise of sex.
But she had actually hatched a gruesome plan to stop him having sex with other women after he revealed his parents had arranged for him to marry someone else.
After blindfolding the 23-year-old, she slashed off his privates using a rusty-looking sickle before running down the street with it.
Incredibly, the young boyfriend even tried to cover for his partner – claiming he cut it off himself.
A sickle is traditionally used as a gardening tool
His horrified parents found him writhing in agony after he managed to stumble back to his own home, and immediately rushed him to hospital.
A police officer said: “He told doctors he cut his privates on his own.’”
However police chiefs did not believe the victim, and launched an investigation into the shock attack.
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A case of attempted murder is being registered against a 20-year-old girl who is a neighbour of the victim.
Kotwali police chief Anil Upadhya
The woman was eventually arrested, and police confirmed she will be facing an attempted murder charge.
The sickle used in the gory attack was seized from her home – along with the man’s severed and bloody penis.
Sources say doctors are unlikely to be able to reattach it.
There have been a series of sex attacks against women in India
Kotwali police chief Anil Upadhya said: “A case of attempted murder is being registered against a 20-year-old girl who is a neighbour of the victim.
“They loved each other but the boy's marriage was fixed with some other girl as both their parents had some caste issue.
“It is due to this that the girl executed the act, revealed our primary investigation.”
The couple had been together for around four years – but it was revealed his parents had arranged for his to marry another girl of his own caste from the same village.
The woman has been arrested for attempted murder
The attack has been hailed as shocking – but it is not the first of its kind in India.
Last February, an Indian woman chopped off her brother-in-law's penis and took it to the police station as evidence after claiming he had repeatedly tried to rape her.
The 32-year-old had moved in with her sister and her partner after her husband was forced to travel 700 miles away for work.
When her brother in law forced himself on her, she reached for a nearby sickle and severed his member – as she claimed it was the only way to stop attacking her.
The woman was charged with attempted murder following the incident, but the brother-in-law was later found dead after allegedly committing suicide.