Mom kills son over ‘small penis’
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JAKARTA—An Indonesian woman drowned her nine-year-old son in the bath, claiming she was worried that his “small penis” would affect his prospects for the future, a police spokesman said Thursday.
The 38-year-old woman from the capital Jakarta told police her son had had a small penis prior to being circumcised, but that it appeared to shrink further after the operation, police spokesman Rikwanto, who goes by one name, told Agence France-Presse.
“She told police investigators that she killed him as he would have a bleak future with his small penis,” Rikwanto said.
“She drowned her son in a bathtub filled with water. She then dressed him and laid him on a bed. After that, she went to a nearby police office to report her crime.”
Rikwanto said the woman was fully conscious of what she had done, but police ordered a psychological test to assess her mental condition.
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