A husband has chopped off the penis of his wife’s rapist after seeing her being attacked yards from their home in Ukraine.
The 27-year-old husband was on his way home when he saw the horrific episode in Shevchenkovo, a village in the eastern Kharkiv region.
His wife had left friends at a restaurant at around 1am and was heading to her home just 1,000ft away.
She was walking near her apartment block when a 25-year-old rapist, Dmitry Ivchenko, attacked her from behind.
The victim’s husband left the party ten minutes later. When he reached their apartment block, he heard noise coming from the bushes.
He came closer to find out what was going on and saw Ivchenko squeezing his wife’s throat while raping her.
The furious husband then allegedly attacked the rapist and hit him on the head with a fist, before grabbing his Swiss army knife and chopping his penis off, local media report.
The rapist’s screams and the victim’s sobbing woke up all the residents in the area who rushed to the scene.
Her mother immediately reported Ivchenko to the police while others called an ambulance for him.
Mr Spaskin said: ‘After the incident, [the husband] was in a state of shock and just walked away.
‘He walked about 13 kilometres and reached a neighbouring village. There he met an acquaintance and asked to drive him to a police station where he handed himself into police and confessed in full.
The husband was charged with causing grievous bodily harm and put under house arrest.
Attorney Dmitry Spaskin said: “The husband lost the ability to control his actions. He did not understand what he was doing.”
While, police have launched a criminal case for rape against the rapist and he remains in hospital under police surveillance.
Doctors have not speculated on the chances to reattach the penis and if the rapist will regain full functionality of the organ.
The female residents of the village have voiced their support for the husband.