A 29-year-old man from Beersheba, Israel has cut off his penis and flushed it down the toilet, Israel's Mako news portal reported this week.
He was taken to the Soroka Medical Centre after his mother found him hours later bleeding in his bed. His mental state is currently under assessment.
According to Israel Hayom newspaper, the police reached out to Beersheba's water and sewage management company to inquire whether the body part could be retrieved from the pipe system. The company, however, said it would be a futile quest.