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'Grim Reaper' threatens to castrate incontinent patient

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A sheltered housing facility in Torsby in western Sweden has found itself embroiled in a macabre controversy after a staff member dressed up as the Grim Reaper and threatened to castrate a bed-wetting patient.

The victim in the horror scenario was a handicapped man who had a problem with incontinence. Personnel at the home had grown tired of the man's bed-wetting and one staff member decided to take the matters into his own hands, according to a report in local newspaper Nya Wermlands-Tidningen (NWT).

The employee dressed up as the Grim Reaper, went into the handicapped man's room and threatened to cut off his penis if he did not stop peeing himself.

The incident has been reported to the local health authority and is the subject of a Torsby municipality investigation.

The "Grim Reaper's" macabre threats have not however been reported to the police, the newspaper reports, although the staff member in question has been served notice.

Nor is the incident an isolated occurrence, as a further report has already been filed against staff at the home.

"It concerns incidents occurring over an extended period of time but I can not go into more detail," Birgitta Bergh at Torsby municipality told NWT.

When the newspaper asked to review the documents pertaining to the reports they were told that they had been classified to protect the patients.

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