A 25-year-old woman has cut off the penis of a man who allegedly tried to rape her.

The police confirmed on Tuesday the woman in her 20’s used a knife to defend herself after a man stormed her house in the central province of Punjab and tried to rape her.

Police official Mohamed Ilyas said, ”She narrated to us that she was alone at home when the man broke in and tried to rape her.

”She ran to the kitchen during the struggle, grabbed a knife and then cut off his penis when he again tried to assault her.”

He added that the 28-year-old man is presently being treated at the hospital in the city of Faisalabad

Ilyas added that the suspect will be interrogated once he becomes better

According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, hundreds of women are raped in Pakistan each year, but those who commit the assaults are not punished due to weak laws and complicated procedures for prosecution