Police in northern China launched a massive search Wednesday for a woman accused of gouging out the eyes of a six-year-old boy.
Authorities in the city of Linfen in Shanxi province offered a 100,000 yuan ($17,000) 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…
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