A 6-year-old boy’s penis was bitten off by his dad Wednesday morning in Shenzhen. Doctors are understood to have reattached the boy’s penis but aside from being mentally scarred for life, the boy may never regain full use of his penis. Shanghai Daily reports:
Witnesses said the father, 32, was taking the boy and his four-year-old sister, all naked, for a walk in the street. He asked the boy to bite his penis and when the boy refused, he attacked him.
When people realized what had happened, they rushed to rescue the boy who was already screaming with blood gushing out of his crotch. They nailed down the father to the ground and picked up the penis that was thrown into the shrubs.
Police detained the father and the boy was rushed to a hospital. The girl was later picked up by her relatives.
The divorced father lived with his children in a rented room about 500 meters away from the site of attack. Neighbors said he used to treat his children well until this year when he looked abnormal.
The man was jobless and about 90,000 yuan in debts after his wife left him in 2010 over their business failure.
Neighbors saw him pretending to strangle his son on the balcony recently. When his landlord asked him to pay the rent, he said he would go begging with his children.
The man has been sent to a hospital for medical treatment, Shenzhen police said.