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Kajang police confirmed on 27 December that a video clip, showing a 10-year-old boy losing his man part during a routine circumcision operation that took the internet by storm, was real.

The horrible accident happened on 20 December when the boy was going through a laser-based surgery at a clinic in Taman Cheras Utama in Selangor's capital city Kajang.

Malay Mail reported the Kajang district police chief, ACP Othman Nanyan, saying that an investigation into the matter has been ordered and police are probing all possible angles of the case. He also said that the police have confirmed the incident after questioning several witnesses. "No arrests have been made so far and the case is being investigated under Section 338 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt rashly or negligently by an act which endangers life or the personal safety of others," said the officer, according to the news agency.

"Offenders can be jailed for up to two years or fined up to RM2,000 or both, if convicted," he added.

Circumcision of the male genital is a very common practice among Muslims and in Malaysia, it is done to young boys while they are still in primary school. However, the very common operation went horribly wrong for this boy. The Star reported that soon after the procedure, the doctor told the boy's father that he has accidentally chopped off the head of his son's penis. The victim was immediately rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) where he underwent a surgery to reattach the head of his penis.

Meanwhile, the victim's father lodged a police report against the doctor and the hospital. After initial investigation, it was learnt that the doctor who performed the initial surgery has 21 years of experience. However, the hospital he belonged to was not registered with the Health Ministry in spite of operating for 15 years.