Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Asian horror story: A woman tricked a 6-year-old boy into going into a field in northern China and then gouged out his eyes

The boy's brutal ordeal happened in a rural area of Linfen city in Shanxi province, the city's police bureau said in a statement. State media said that the boy was recovering in a hospital, but had lost his sight permanently. A police officer who only gave his surname, Liu, said that he couldn't speculate on a motive because the investigation was continuing. Liu said that the boy's eyeballs were found at the scene, and that the corneas hadn't been removed. State media previously had raised the possibility that the boy's corneas were taken for sale because of a donor shortage in China. A news report on a provincial TV channel showed the boy writhing in pain on a hospital trolley, with bandages around his head, and his parents, both farmers, crying. The parents of the boy, whose family name is Guo according to police, said that their son had told them he was walking along a path when he was grabbed by a woman. She used an unspecified tool to gouge out his eyes, they said.

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