KUALA LUMPUR – The 10-year-old boy whose penis head was accidentally sliced off in a botched circumcision in Cheras last week had it reattached at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).

A team of HKL surgical experts managed to reattach the severed glans (penis head) in an operation conducted on Dec 20, the same night the incident took place at a clinic in Taman Cheras Utama.

An HKL spokesman told the New Straits Times that the surgical operation was a success. “HKL doctors performed (the operation) soon after (the boy) was brought to the hospital.

“The operation was successful, and the boy is now recovering at HKL’s surgical ward,” said the spokesman. It was reported yesterday that the boy’s father had taken his son to the Taman Cheras Utama clinic at about 8.15pm on Dec 20 to be circumcised. However, during the laser surgery, the clinic’s doctor inadvertently sliced off the head of the victim’s penis.

The doctor informed the father of his mistake, and they then rushed the boy to the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Doctors there transferred the boy to HKL for him to undergo surgery to reattach the glans. The boy’s father later lodged a police report at the hospital.