A three-year-old boy underwent surgery to have his penis reattached after it was completely cut off by his uncle’s girlfriend in Luohe City, Henan province on November 7.
According to the child, his uncle’s girlfriend was angry with him because he’d used her cell phone to play music when she was in the bathroom, and this was her form of punishment. The boy’s mother was out harvesting corn when it happened.
The boy was rushed to a hospital in Zhengzhou, where he underwent a six-hour reattachment surgery before being sent to Beijing for further treatment.
A doctor with Peking University First Hospital said that the reconstruction operation was about as successful as it could be. The boy will one day be able to have children, but he may have trouble urinating while standing up and his future sex life will be affected.
According to ECNS, the suspect is now undergoing psychological evaluation.
Tragically enough, this isn’t the first time we’ve reported about a child being injured by a family member pissed off over petty issues. Earlier this year, a Shanghai woman who was angry with her husband after an argument vented her frustration by cutting off three of her son’s fingers. In February, a six-year-old Hubei boy’s ears were cut off and thrown away by his aunt after a family fight broke out.