Thane: Maharashtra Police on Wednesday arrested three persons in Thane’s Nandivali for allegedly cutting off the genitals of a man. The mastermind behind the plotting of heinous crime is a woman, towards whom the victim had made unwanted advances.

The victim has been identified as a 27-year-old man and the main accused is a 42-year-old woman.

“The man had allegedly made unwanted advances towards the woman. Thereafter she hatched the plot with two others. Case registered and probe underway,” a police official was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

During interrogation, the woman revealed that the man continued to allegedly make unwanted advances towards her and stalked her for the last few weeks.

A few days ago, the victim told the woman’s husband that he liked her, which led to a quarrel between the couple, a police officer told PTI.

It was then that the woman decided to teach the 27-year-old a lesson. To take revenge, she enlisted the help of Tejas Mhatre, 22 and Pravin Kenia, 25, and called the victim to a deserted spot on Tuesday night. When he reached there, Mhatre and Kenia allegedly thrashed him and the woman cut off his genitals.

The victim, grievously injured, was taken to a hospital in Dombivali by some people where he underwent surgery and is now stable.

On his complaint, the police arrested the woman along with the other two.

All three were sent in police custody for four days by a local court. Meanwhile, a case has been registered in connection with the matter and a probe is underway.

In another case, a married woman allegedly chopped off the genitals of a man with whom she had an extra-marital affair at a village in Odisha’s Keonjhar district, last month. The 24-year-old woman was arrested after a complaint was filed by the family of the man identified as 25-year-old Rajendra Nayak.