Man arrested over deadly circumcision of two-year-old

66-year-old American suspected of causing child's death

(ANSA) - Rome, December 24 - A 66-year-old American citizen of Libyan origin has been arrested over a circumcision that caused the death of a two-year-old Nigerian boy in the Monterotondo, in the province of Roma, at the weekend. The dead boy's twin brother is seriously ill after undergoing a circumcision too, although his condition was said to be improving on Monday. It is estimated that around 5,000 circumcisions are performed in Italy each year and around 35% are done illegally. The boy's mother is being closely watched in a Roman hospital amid fears she may self-harm or worse due to shock at her loss.


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