Police have arrested a man who bit off his 6-year-old son’s penis after the child refused to perform oral sex on him in the street.
Witnesses say the 32-year-old father was walking down a street in Shenzhen, in China’s Guangdong province, together with his 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.
Save for some cloth wrapped around the little girl, all three were naked, which caused witnesses to think there was something suspicious about the trio.
These suspicions were confirmed when the man ordered his son to lick his genitals, and when he refused attempted to force him by grabbing his head.
When he still refused, he became enraged and proceeded to bite off the child’s penis, spitting it out in the street.
This was immediately reported, and an ambulance recovered the child’s penis and conveyed him to hospital. The father was subsequently arrested.
Police suspect the man, who had fallen into debt after a business failure, is mentally ill and are evaluating him. He was apparently seen attempting to strangle the boy on a previous occasion.
Doctors report the infant’s penis was successfully reattached, although it is not clear whether he will ever have full use of it again. Both the man’s children are now in the care of relatives.