Why does Deuteronomy 25:11-12 say to "Cut off her hand and show her no pity"?

Why does this verse command such violence when the wife was rescuing the person?

Deuteronomy 25:11 - 12

ESV - 11 When men fight with one another and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts. 12 Then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity.

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