Newborn Dies After Nigerian Migrants Attempt Home Circumcision

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Newborn Dies After Nigerian Migrants Attempt Home Circumcision

FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images Police have arrested two Nigerian migrant women in the Italian city of Genoa after a newborn boy died as a result of an attempted home circumcision.

The mother and grandmother of the newborn attempted to circumcise him inside an apartment in the Quezzi area of Genoa and called police at around 4am after the procedure went wrong, Il Giornale reports .

Paramedics soon arrived on the scene only to find the baby had died and immediately called the police who took the women into custody. Investigators noted that neither relative had neither the required skills nor the appropriate medical equipment to carry out the surgery.

Police also said that they were looking into the women’s mobile phone records to see who they had been in recent contact with and if it bore any relation to the case.

The death is the second baby to die from a home-performed circumcision within a matter of weeks in Italy, with a five-month-old boy dying in Reggio Emilia on March 24th.

In that case, the father of the child, a Ghanian migrant, claimed that God had asked him to circumcise the small boy in a dream.Following the death of his son, the man was […]

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