Part of Malaysian boy's penis severed during botched laser circumcision

A Malaysian boy covers his face while being circumcised during a ceremony at the Bandar Tun Hussein Onn mosque in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 11, 2016. Young boys participated in a mass circumcision event amid grand welcome and festivities, which some consid
A Malaysian boy covers his face while being circumcised during a ceremony at the Bandar Tun Hussein Onn mosque in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 11, 2016. Young boys participated in a mass circumcision event amid grand welcome and festivities, which some consider as a celebration of reaching manhood. PHOTO: AFP

KAJANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 10-year-old boy's routine circumcision went horribly wrong when part of his penis was severed during a laser-based procedure at a clinic in Taman Cheras Utama in Malaysia.

The incident occurred at 8.15pm on Dec 20 at the clinic during the operation, which was performed using a laser scalpel.

Soon after the procedure, the doctor told the father of the boy that he had accidentally cut off the head of his son's penis.

The boy was rushed to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM), which then referred him to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for surgery to re-attach the head of his penis.

The father of the boy lodged a police report at HKL upon advice from a doctor there.

It is understood that the doctor who performed the initial surgery has 21 years of experience and is a graduate from the University of Karachi in Pakistan.

The clinic, which has been operating for 15 years, is not registered with the Health Ministry.

The doctor has lodged a report over the incident, admitting that an accident had occurred during the procedure.

When contacted, Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Othman Nanyan confirmed that the incident had indeed taken place.