Police in St Thomas are investigating the severing of a six-year-old boy’s penis in the White Horses District near Morant Bay.
The incident Friday, August 2 has left the six-year-old in critical condition in hospital.
A 16-year-old male student has been arrested and has been put at a place of safety while investigations continue.
Reports are that the boy was taken by the teen to a house in the community near Morant Bay, Friday and during a struggle a knife was used to sever his penis. The six-year-old was then thrown into a gully where he was found by area residents.
The incident has split the community of White Horses putting family against family as sides are taken in a dispute over what happened.