A five-month-old boy has died after parents performed a circumcision at their home in Italy, officials say.
The baby was sent to a Bologna hospital in cardiac arrest on Friday night but died shortly after. Authorities have opened an investigation into the parents. Thousands of circumcisions are performed in Italy each year but more than a third are carried out illegally, according to the health charity Amsi. Circumcision is not carried out at public health institutions in Italy. Many of the country’s immigrants come from Muslim countries where circumcision is common.