5 Men Arrested After Chopping Off 3-Year-Old’s Penis
The child is recovering after having his penis chopped off as part of a “sorcery ritual” in India.
Shoaib Bali, 3, had been playing in a sugar field in the small village of Peeran Kaliyar in India’s northern Uttarakhand state when he was seized by five men who pinned him to the ground and severed his genitals with a rusty razor blade.
His mother Gulshan, 25, who was at home at the time, said: ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him coming from the fields.
They then ran off leaving the bleeding youngster to make his way home.
He was covered in blood and in shock.
‘When he fainted in my arms I thought had I lost him.’
Father Salim, 30, said: ‘I ran into the fields to try and find the b******s who did this.
‘There was no sign of them but I found the old shaving razor in a pool of blood.
‘We know someone took his vital parts for sorcery.