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Woman who gouged out eyes of Chinese boy sought

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:54 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2013

 BEIJING >> Police in northern China launched a massive search Wednesday for a woman accused of gouging out the eyes of a 6-year-old boy.

Authorities in the city of Linfen in Shanxi province offered a 100,000 yuan ($16,000) reward for the woman's capture.

Police did not say if they had identified a suspect, and the boy said only that the woman spoke with an accent from outside the area. State media said the boy was recovering in a hospital, but had lost his sight permanently following the brutal ordeal Saturday.

A police officer who only gave his surname, Liu, said he couldn't speculate on a motive because the investigation was continuing.

"We are sparing no efforts trying to solve this case," he added.

Liu said 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 Beijing Times newspaper quoted the parents of the boy, whose family name is Guo according to police, as saying 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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sayer wrote:
What forces possess a person to commit such a vile, atrocious act?
on August 28,2013 | 03:42AM
joshislost wrote:
on August 28,2013 | 06:45PM
miss_laulau wrote:
Once this woman is apprehended the same should be done to her....eye for an eye....
on August 28,2013 | 03:56AM
palani wrote:
China justice is often much more severe, and, in this case, would be justified.
on August 28,2013 | 05:22AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
True - more than likely she will be put to death.
on August 28,2013 | 08:46AM
silvangold wrote:
take her eyes first......exactly like what she did to that poor boy....with the same tool if they can find it!
on August 28,2013 | 09:58AM
cojef wrote:
Strange incident, eye burglar possibly a new phenomenon in the annals of crime.
on August 28,2013 | 04:37AM
dlum003 wrote:
barbaric. poor boy.
on August 28,2013 | 05:37AM
cojef wrote:
Yes pity the poor boy. China is noted for the "tiger moms" in this country who pushes their children to excel in order to be successful in later life. On the other hand, she may have been nuttier than a fruitcake and "figgered" it was litchi???
on August 28,2013 | 08:44AM
lokela wrote:
Yes China's penalties are very harsh. Such is needed here in the good ole USA.
on August 28,2013 | 05:44AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Lots of women in China are waiting to be executed. Just You Tube it.
on August 28,2013 | 06:14AM
mikethenovice wrote:
I used to think that China was old fashion and too brutal towards women until I read why they are up for death row. Now I don't feel so sorry for them anymore.
on August 28,2013 | 06:17AM
tiki886 wrote:
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on August 28,2013 | 06:18AM
Mei mei wrote:
interesting points ~
on August 28,2013 | 10:19AM
sailfish1 wrote:
Don't forget, America, in the past, was known for enslaving Africans to labor in the tobacco and cotton fields.
on August 28,2013 | 11:34AM
MexMe wrote:
Really? Invoking the old "Americans had slaves" when slavery ended in 1864? It's 2013. We've come a long ways, haven't we? And these other nations? Not much defense for them. Keep trying to make the US seem like it's a place to be ashamed of, Sailfish1. In fact, you should consider moving to one of these other regions.
on August 28,2013 | 11:58AM
edvislee wrote:
Great point Tiki, Actually Dems and Republicans are similar except Republicans actually have the balls to start private enterprises and earn and contribute to the overall wealth while Democrats make Government and corruption their primary business enterprise. Kinda reminds me of the old Soviet Union
on August 28,2013 | 07:46PM
ricekidd wrote:
Chinese..... Culture of BrainWAshed MAO fanatics...don't even know their own history....Barbaric...
on August 28,2013 | 06:53AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Does not sound like something that would have happened in Hawaii.
on August 28,2013 | 09:34AM
silvangold wrote:
Really? I wouldn't have thought so or even want to think that for goodness sakes!
on August 28,2013 | 10:07AM
Morimoto wrote:
Pointless comment. Why even bring that up? This could happen anywhere. There are evil people everywhere in this world, yes even in Hawaii.
on August 28,2013 | 12:25PM
otoko wrote:
I just don't see why she had to gouge out this young boy's eyes!
on August 28,2013 | 10:31AM
Morimoto wrote:
Just like we all don't see why certain people need to kidnap, torture and kill other people. There are evil people in this world, or haven't you noticed?
on August 28,2013 | 12:26PM
BadBingo wrote:
This is unspeakably awful. Chinese justice will be swift and merciless not that this will help the poor boy. That poor, poor child....
on August 28,2013 | 10:43AM
MexMe wrote:
I wonder if they will ever catch a woman who spoke with a accent from outside the region. After all, this boy's parents are merely farmers. Maybe international exposure will motivate law enforcement a bit.
on August 28,2013 | 12:00PM
hanoz808 wrote:
on August 28,2013 | 10:52AM
JnS wrote:
Stories that break my heart.
on August 28,2013 | 11:24AM
Morimoto wrote:
I wish Sharia Law could be implemented here. An eye (or two in this case) for an eye. Forget the death penalty, let the evil person who did this live out their life blind like the boy will be.
on August 28,2013 | 12:27PM
saveparadise wrote:
Not much to go on with testimony from a traumatized child. What if the perp was not female? What if it was one of the parents? Too many possible scenarios to speculate and believe the media or third hand accounts with no other witnesses.
on August 28,2013 | 01:22PM
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