To equate what this woman did, or rather tried to do according to her, with a medical procedure (circumcision) is ridiculous. That would be like me saying I had only meant to give my wife a minor rhinoplasty after cutting off her nose.
Why does it go without saying? And if it goes without saying, why even bring it up? I suppose it goes without saying because she's a woman and therefore only capable of love and devotion.It goes without saying that Mrs Narayan was devoted to her husband and family.