A woman cut off her three-year-old nephew’s penis after flying into a rage because he walked in on her using the toilet.
Xue was reportedly using her phone on the toilet when the toddler walked in and asked if he could play a game on the device.
She was so angered by this that she took a blunt kitchen knife and cut his penis off with it, then fled the house before her sister, Qiang’s mother, returned.
Mother Cai Tuan, 27, immediately ran back to the house after hearing her child scream.
‘Qiang Qiang had fainted and was lying in a pool of blood. Next to him was a knife and his penis. It was simply horrific,’ she said.
The boy’s parents rushed him to a hospital where surgeons were able to reattach the appendage, before transporting him to a specialist clinic in Beijing.
A hospital spokesman said the knife was ‘quite blunt and the cut wasn’t clean so although we reattached the boy’s penis, it wasn’t ideal and he had to have further treatment’.
Following three surgeries in total, hospital workers are now confident the young boy’s penis will work properly and he should suffer only minor side effects from the attack.
His aunt was tracked down and arrested, and police say she now faces five years in prison for the horrific attack.