Another child died in Italy after a domestic circumcision, which marks the second death in so many months.
The ANSA, an Italian news agency, did not reveal age or a boy, but said that the child died at night in Genoa after his mother, identified as a Nigerian woman, and his grandmother called for help.
When the paramedics arrived, the child was already dead, reports ANSA.
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According to the report, the mother and grandmother of the child were arrested and taken to the police headquarters for interrogation along with a man who claims to have failed the procedure. The boy's father is reported to be outside the country.
The first death involved a 5-month-old boy who arrived in a hospital in Bologna two weeks ago on a helicopter. According to the reports of that time, the child was already at a heart stop and died within a few hours after his arrival. remains a trend among immigrants in Italy, but is not practiced among the Roman Catholic majority of the country. Finding a procedure in a hospital in Italy remains expensive, and some doctors will not do the circumcision until the child reaches 4 years.
After the death of last month, Yasin Lahram, leader of the Islamic community of Bologna, called for a cessation
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"This is a death that could certainly have been avoided. and hurts us deeply, "said Lafram, of the 5-month Passing, according to the ANSA. "We strongly condemn these irresponsible gestures and hope that they will never happen again."
Associated press contributed to this report.