A 6-year-old boy's penis was bitten off by his father
yesterday morning in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The father was believed to be suffering mental disorder at that time.
Local media reported that doctors had restored the boy's penis with a surgery but he may still risk lifetime disability.
The boy is now in safe condition and may need long-term psychological therapy to heal his trauma.
Witnesses said the father, 32, was taking the boy and his four-year-old sister, all naked, for a walk
in the street. He asked the boy to bite his penis and when the boy refused, he attacked him.
When people realized what had happened, they rushed to rescue the boy who was already screaming with blood gushing out of his crotch. They nailed down the father to the ground and picked up the penis that was thrown into the shrubs.
Police detained the father and the boy was rushed to a hospital. The girl was later picked up by her relatives.
The divorced father lived with his children in a rented room about 500 meters away from the site of attack. Neighbors said he used to treat his children well until this year when he looked abnormal.
The man was jobless and about 90,000 yuan in debts after his wife left him in 2010 over their business failure.
Neighbors saw him pretending to strangle his son on the balcony recently
. When his landlord asked him to pay the rent, he said he would go begging with his children.