A six-year-old boy is castrated and left for dead in a ditch by South African thugs “who wanted the body parts for a satanic or voodoo ritual.”
- The terribly wounded boy lay covered in blood in a thicket
- Neighbors were chasing two criminals when they heard him ask for help
A six-year-old boy was held by thugs and pepper-sprayed and then had his genitals cut off and left for dead in a ditch in South Africa.
The terribly injured boy was lying covered in blood in a bush when local residents chasing two criminals heard him scream for help.
When they searched for the source of the wound, fearing that he might have been stabbed, they were mortified to discover the castrated schoolboy.
He was found on a rugged wasteland near a gold mine in the informal settlement of Blue Skye and was near death from loss of blood when he was found.
Residents were outraged when news of the attack by the sick spread through the town of Boksburg in Gauteng province, terrifying the parents.
In the picture: the six-year-old boy in the hospital. He was lying covered in blood in the bushes when local residents chasing two criminals heard him scream for help.
Pictured: A township in the city of Boksburg, South Africa, where the boy was attacked and castrated.
A resident who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals said: ‘Who would do such a thing to such a young child? He really is the cruelest of the cruel.
“Pepper-spraying a child is bad enough, but cutting off his genitals is outrageous, and that child will have mental problems for the rest of his life.”
“I know the boy and he often goes around looking for a little food or some loose change and he gets by and he’s always smiling and he’s always polite.
“He was found in an overgrown field with his genitals missing and unable to see properly due to the pepper spray which is excruciatingly painful on its own.”
Resident Chantel Naude said: “I am considering moving out of the area because we feel unsafe because I also have children and I don’t want them attacked.”
Another said: “The rumors are that it’s satanism or taking body parts for a voodoo ritual, but this boy will now never be able to have children.”
The emergency service refused to confirm whether his penis was also severed.
The commander of the South African police station in Boksburg, Colonel Matshedeso Mbele, confirmed that they were investigating a case of attempted murder.
She declined to comment on his gruesome injuries due to the nature of them, saying it was not yet known whether adults or older children attacked him.
Colonel Mbele said the attack happened on March 1 and paramedics took the victim to hospital and he is now stable.