The private part of a 17-day-old boy was chopped off out of an alleged family rivalry in Rajasthan , which the doctors say can’t be reconstructed till the boy attains the age of 5 years.
The incident took place in Jaipur where the boy’s father alleged that the suspected family member had earlier threatened to bring ruin upon his married life. He demanded immediate arrest of the culprit.
However, DCP Jaipur (East) Kunwar Rashtradeep said the police could not take any action before probing it cautiously as it was a sensitive issue.
The boy’s father, Akhil Jain, told HT that he came to know about the incident from his wife Parul when he was away on an official visit to Banswara on November 27.
He said his wife was taking bath at around 7am that day when his father heard the baby cry. Both rushed to the baby’s room and found his sexual organ cut off.
They rushed the bleeding boy to a nearby hospital and later to SMS Hospital, where he was kept in the surgical ICU for two days. Later, the doctors told the family that the reconstructive surgery was not possible until the boy attained 5 years of age.
The family lodged the FIR against an unnamed family member with the police on November 28.
Dr GS Kalra, head of Plastic Surgery department of SMS Hospital, said, "The reconstructive surgery is likely to take close to five hours. We cannot put such a small child under general anaesthesia for so long."
Sources claimed that the police too were suspecting the role of a family member, but they weren’t committing it before establishing the motive of the heinous act.