Passers-by were horrified when a “mentally ill” father bit off his six-year-old son’s penis and spat on it.
witnesses in Shenzhen, in China’s Guangdong province, said the 32-year-old father was walking with his naked son and four-year-old daughter on the street when he ordered the boy to lick his penis.
When the boy refused, he then attacked him. using his teeth to remove his son’s genitals.
Despicable: a photo of the six-year-old boy whose father bit off his penis in Shenzhen, in the Chinese province of Guangdong
A striking image in city postal newspaper It shows the young man lying in a hospital bed with the area bandaged.
The newspaper’s editors obscured the boy’s face to protect his identity.
The document reports that doctors were able to successfully reattach the boy’s genitals, however, it is too early to know if he will be able to make normal use of the appendage.
Police said the father is likely mentally ill, as he was recently seen pretending to strangle his son on his balcony, according to witnesses.
Investigations also found that the man, who was only identified by the surname Yu, was heavily in debt after a failed business deal and was often seen gambling.
Relatives will now take care of the six-year-old boy and his sister.