A 10 year old boy in Shenyang, Liaoning province had his right hand amputated at a local hospital after his mother’s boyfriend reportedly slashed it with a knife then boiled it in an electric kettle.
It sources close to the family speculate that the 30 year old suspect committed the crime after being provoked by financial disputes with the mother.
Hospital staff said that the hand was so badly damaged that it had to be amputated. The boy is in now being hospitalized in stable condition after his surgery.
The suspect has been arrested and an investigation into the incident is underway.
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