10yo boy has top of penis severed in botched circumcision

10yo boy has top of penis severed in botched circumcision
A young boy had his part of his penis severed during a supposedly routine circumcision procedure in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The young boy was filmed screaming in agony while having the laser-based procedure on December 20 at a clinic in Kajang, near Kuala Lumpur, reports The Star.

Soon after the procedure, however, the boy’s father was approached by the operating doctor who told him he had accidentally cut off the head of his son’s penis.

The boy was rushed to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM), before being transferred to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for reattachment surgery.

The child’s father, a teacher at a local secondary school, has lodged a complaint to police against the “negligent” doctor who performed the initial surgery, Bharian reports.

The doctor in question is a graduate from the University of Karachi in Pakistan with more than 20 years experience, but the clinic where the procedure took place is not registered with the Health Ministry, despite being open for over 15 years.

The doctor has reportedly since lodged his own account of the incident, admitting that an error was made during the procedure.

Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Othman Nayan said the investigation into the incident is under way and the case would be referred to the DPP.

"So far no arrests have been made but police have recorded statements from several witnesses, including doctors," said Nayan.

If convicted, the doctor could be jailed for up to two years and/or face a fine of up to RM2,000.