Mother tells of horrifying moment she discovered her baby boy had been circumcised without her consent.
A UK mum has spoken of the horrifying moment she opened her baby son’s nappy to find him covered in blood after being circumcised by her inlaws without her consent, reports Daily Mail.
The woman, from Nottingham, was so distraught that she had to leave them room and has been battling with the authorities for four years.
Three people have now been arrested, including family GP, Dr Balvinder Mehat, on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
She believes it is male genital mutilation and it should be seen in the same way as female genital mutilation.
The mother, who did not wish to be named, told the BBC: ‘I opened the nappy and I ended up having to leave the room because I felt hysterical.
‘It was just awful really, it wasn’t very nice, there was all blood there and stuff.
‘It’s even illegal to dock dogs’ tails. I’ve come home crying my eyes out thinking a dog has got more rights than my child. There’s something seriously not right with it all. You can protect a dog, you can protect a girl, but not a boy.’
Dr Balvinder Mehat has been held by police investigating the procedure after a three-month-old was operated on during a visit to his paternal grandparents, who are Muslim.
The boy’s parents are separated, with Dr Mehat alleged to have carried out the circumcision for religious reasons before the infant was returned to his mother later the same day.
The mother complained to the police about the clinician, who works at the Bakersfield Medical Centre in Nottingham, claiming her son was in obvious distress when he was handed back to her. Further details here.
In its statement, Notts Police said: Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding a circumcision conducted on a child in July 2013 have arrested three people.
‘A 61-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
‘A 44-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
‘They have all been released pending further investigation.
‘Our enquiries are ongoing.’
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