Chinese boy's eyes gouged out in attack
A YOUNG Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out did not know he had been blinded and asked his family why the sun had yet to rise, state media reported yesterday.
The six-year-old, surnamed Guo, was found covered in blood in the northern province of Shanxi after he went missing while playing, Chinese media reported previously.
His eyes, gouged out by an attacker, were recovered nearby, a police officer in Fenxi county, who declined to be named, said.
The boy was being treated at an eye hospital and was not yet aware that he would be left blind for life, the Beijing Youth Daily said.
"He asked why the sky was always dark...and why the dawn still hadn't come," it quoted an uncle of the boy as saying.
Earlier Chinese media reports said the boy's corneas were missing, leading to speculation that the attacker was an organ trafficker.
But police said yesterday that the corneas had been found attached to the eyeballs and ruled out organ sales as a motive for the attack.
"We are still working on it, so we cannot offer any comment or make any assumption on the motives," the Fenxi officer said.
The police have offered a 100,000-yuan (S$20,800) reward for information leading to the arrest of the sole suspect, whom they said was a woman.