Woman gouges 6-year-old's eyes in China-A A +A
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
BEIJING -- A woman tricked a six-year-old boy into going into a field in northern China and then gouged out his eyes, police said Wednesday.
The incident happened Saturday in a rural area of Linfen City in Shanxi province.
A police officer said the boy’s eyeballs were found at the scene and that the corneas were not removed.
The parents of the victim said their son told them he was walking along a path when he was grabbed by the woman, the Beijing Times newspaper reported.
A provincial TV channel also showed the boy, who had bandages around his head, writhing in pain on a hospital trolley. He was accompanied by his crying parents who are both farmers.
State media said the boy had lost his sight permanently. They also raised the possibility that his corneas were taken for sale due to a donor shortage in China.
"We are sparing no efforts trying to solve this case," the officer added. (AP)