Family kept mentally ill Chinese man in cage for 11 years
BEIJING (AFP) - A mentally ill Chinese man has been kept in a cage for more than a decade by his family after he beat a child to death, media reported on Monday, carrying images of him staring blankly though the bars.
Mr Wu Yuanhong, 42, was shown sitting on blankets in the narrow enclosure, his feet shackled with a heavy chain and wearing only a T-shirt and his underwear.
He was diagnosed as a schizophrenic at the age of 15 and in 2001, he beat a 13-year-old to death, the Information Daily newspaper said on its website.
Judicial authorities in Jiangxi province released him a year later as his illness meant he was not legally responsible for his actions, it said.