Late aunt prime suspect in China eye-gouging case: Report
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese police suspect an aunt - who just days later killed herself - was responsible for gouging out the eyes of a six-year-old boy, state media said on early Wednesday.
The blinded boy, Guo Bin, was found covered in blood in the northern province of Shanxi after he went missing while playing outside on August 24, Chinese media reported previously.
His eyes, gouged out by a woman with dyed yellow hair who lured him to a field, were recovered nearby.
Authorities have now made the boy's aunt, who committed suicide on Friday, their prime suspect, the state Xinhua news agency said, quoting police.