Boy loses penis in second botched circumcision


KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old boy has lost his penis after a failed reattachment, in the second botched circumcision case in a span of a week.

According to Hindraf lawyer P Uthayakumar, a nine-year-old boy had the head of his penis completely severed during a circumcision procedure using scissors at a Jalan Ipoh clinic on Dec 15. 

Uthayakumar said the boy was then sent to the hospital here to try and reattach the penis. 

However, the reattachment failed and the penis blackened, leaving the doctor no choice but to amputate the boy's penis. 

"It is so unfortunate that this had happened to the poor boy. He is so young, he doesn't know what has happened," said Uthayakumar who will be holding a press conference in regards to the case on Friday. 

On Tuesday, it was reported that a 10-year-old boy had his penis severed during a laser-based circumcision procedure at a clinic in Taman Cheras Utama. 

It is learnt that the incident occurred at about 8.15pm on Dec 20 at the clinic. 

Soon after the procedure, the doctor told the father of the boy that he had accidentally cut off the head of his son's penis. 

The boy was rushed to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM), which then referred him to the Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) for surgery to reattach the head of his penis. 

It is learnt that the surgery was successful.
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