An angry aunt is facing jail time in China, after she was interrupted on the toilet by her three-year-old nephew, and proceeded to slice off his penis in anger.
Xue Paan, 37, reportedly attacked her nephew, Qiang Qiang in a rage, while she babysat him as his mother, her sister, went to visit neighbors nearby.
According to reports, Paan was sitting on the toilet sending text messages to her boyfriend when the bored toddler burst into the bathroom and asked if he could play games on her smart phone.
The question from the youngster apparently sent Paan into such a rage that she went to the kitchen, grabbed a blunt knife and severed the screaming child's penis completely.
Having attacked her helpless nephew, Paan reportedly fled the scene as Qiang's mother heard her son's screams and rushed to the apartment, "I had popped out to see a neighbour and was only gone 30 minutes when I heard Qiang Qiang scream."
The child had apparently fainted from the pain and shock of the ordeal, and was laying a pool of his own blood when his mother arrived, a knife was next to his severed penis.
Qiang's mother said, "I ran back to the house and couldn't believe what I saw."
Qiang Qiang was rushed to hospital where surgeons managed to reattach his penis, he and was then sent to a specialist clinic in the capital Beijing.
A spokesperson for the hospital told reporters.
"Unfortunately, the knife was quite blunt and the cut wasn't clean so although we reattached the boy's penis, it wasn't ideal and he had to have further treatment. However, he has now had three surgeries all of which have been successful and we are confident that his penis will be perfectly OK again in three months."
Fortunately, the police caught up with the angry aunt, saying, 'The aunt was arrested and admitted attacking the boy because she was angry that he had interrupted her on the toilet." She now faces up to five years in jail for the attack.