A woman bravely sliced off the penis of a man who attempted to rape her in her home.
Police in Pakistan said the attacker got into his victim's home while she was alone and tried to carry out the sickening sex assault.
She said the 28-year-old man attempted to overpower her after breaking in.
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He is thought to have been a neighbour who was due to marry another woman, according to Assistant Superintendent of Police Jaranwala Bilal Sulehri.
The woman ran to the kitchen to fetch a knife, which she used to cut off the attacker's genitals.
He was rushed to hospital in Faisalabad, in the east of the country.
Police spokesman Mohamed Ilyas told the DPA news agency that the man's penis had been cut off during the attack.
The would-be rapist was released from the hospital yesterday, according to reports in Pakistan.
The woman has not been arrested, and an investigation into the incident, which happened on January 30, is ongoing.
According to reports in Pakistan, she and the attacker knew each other.
Human rights groups say hundreds of women are raped in Pakistan each year - but many do not come forward and weak laws mean rapists often go unpunished.