A teenager has chopped off his penis and nearly killed his mother after smoking what has been described as a “super-strong” strain of Indian hemp.
The delusional 16-years-old boy from Brighton reportedly went to bed with a knife, as he started hallucinating, fearing that some people lived right inside the walls of his room.
He woke up in the middle of the night and stabbed his mother before he proceeded to chopping off his own manhood in what doctors said was “cannabis-induced psychotic episode.”
Speaking to BBC 5 Live, the boy’s father revealed how the drug turned his otherwise “very bright, bubbly lad” into a paranoid “waste of space.”
“He basically had a psychotic episode and did huge amounts of harm to both himself and his mother,” the distraught father said.
According to the man, his son first tried smoking Indian hemp with a few friends before becoming “completely addicted.”
“He became delusional. He used to sleep with a tennis racket in his bed because he thought people were living in the wall. I remember one instance when he was telling us all that mermaids exist.
“At one point he was sleeping in the garden shed because he’d been thrown out of the house, and it was very difficult to have any relationship with him.”
“On the night of the incident, he woke up ‘ranting and raving’ and attacked his mother at her home before turning the knife on himself”.
The identity of the family could not be disclosed because the boy is underage.