Following an especially cold-blooded and brutal assault on a six-year-old boy, police in China’s Shanxi Province are currently searching for an unidentified woman. According to reports, the boy remembers being taken away to a field by a stranger before being drugged on 24 August. Sometime later, the boy turned up near his home with his face covered in blood. His family then discovered that both of the boy’s eyes had been removed.

Thankfully the boy’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, but he will, of course, be blind for the rest of his life.

While trying to find a reason for such a heinous mutilation of a child, media in China alluded to a black market “cornea trade.” However, in spite of the ongoing investigation police feel “the possibility is low” for such a motive, largely due to the fact that boy’s eyeballs were found near the scene, with the corneas intact.

According to the Japan Times, police are offering a 100,000 yuan (US$16,000) for information leading to the arrest of woman.

Source: MSN Sankei News (Japanese), Japan Times (English)
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