Woman bit off man's tongue and handed it in to police as evidence
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A woman, who claims that she was sexually assaulted, bit off a man's tongue and handed it in to police as evidence.
The woman, 57, said she was walking her dog in Avignon, France at 4am on Sunday (19 February), when a man started to follow her.
The man then allegedly forced his hands into her pants after grabbing and kissing her without consent.
In self defence, the woman then reportedly bit off his tongue and used it as proof to give to the police.
After visiting the station with her son to hand in the tongue, the man was then arrested in the process, according to France Blue.
The publication also reported that the man in question - who was allegedly living in the country illegally - was presented to a judge for provisional imprisonment. His trial will reportedly take place on Wednesday.
Tyla has contacted Avignon Municipal Police for comment.
Last year, it was reported that a woman chopped off her partner's penis after he was accused of attempting to rape her 14-year-old daughter.
The incident occurred in the Mahevaganj area of Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district in India in April 2022.
The unnamed woman, 36, was living with the man after she split from her alcoholic husband.
She told police: "I was working in the farm when the incident took place.
"Fortunately, I returned home in the nick of time and caught him red-handed.
"He even attacked me while I was trying to save my daughter so I brought a knife from the kitchen and chopped off his private parts to teach him a lesson.
"I have no regrets for what I did."
SHO Lakhimpur police station Chandrashekhar Singh said: "The 32-year-old accused has been booked under section 376 (rape) of IPC and the Pocso act.
"Since his condition was critical, he was referred to Lucknow for higher treatment."
The National Crime Record Bureau claims that 109 children in India face some form of child sexual abuse every day.
As a result, the 'Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012' was introduced in India.
The punishment for aggravated sexual assault reads: "Whoever, commits aggravated sexual assault shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine."
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