Another baby died in Italy after circumcision at home, marking the second such death for so many months.
The Italian news agency ANSA did not reveal the boy's age or name, but said that the child had died at night in a place near Genoa after his mother, identified as a Nigerian woman, and his grandmother called for help.
When paramedics arrived, the child was already dead, ANSA said.
According to the report, the mother and grandmother of the child were arrested and taken to a police headquarters for questioning, along with a person who, according to the authorities, had failed the procedure. It is believed that the boy's father is believed to be outside the country.
The first death is related to a 5-month-old boy who arrived in a hospital in Bologna two weeks ago by helicopter. According to reports at that time, the child is already in heart arrest and dies within hours of his arrival. remains a trend among immigrants in Italy, but is not practiced among the Roman Catholic majority in the country. Demand for hospital treatment in Italy remains costly and some doctors will not be circumcised until the child reaches 4 years of age.
After last month's death, Yassin Lafram, leader of the Islamic community in Bologna, has called for the cessation of
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"This is death security could be avoided and hurt us deeply, "said 5-month-old Lafram, according to ANSA. "We strongly condemn these irresponsible gestures and hope that they will never happen again."
Associated Press contributed to this report.