‘Why is the sky dark?’ Boy in horrific eye-gouging attack still doesn’t know he’s blind

National Post | News


As police search northern China for the woman who drugged, then gouged out the eyes of a young boy, the six-year-old’s family has a heartbreaking dilemma: He still doesn’t know he’s blind. How do you tell a child he’ll never see again?

“He asked why the sky has been dark? What time is it? How bright is not up to it?” the boy’s uncle told the Beijing Youth Daily.

“We could only tell him that his eyes had some injury and have to be bandaged. It is such a difficult question to explain to him. It is the most heartbreaking thing.”

The shocking details of the attack in a rural area of Linfen city have made headlines around the world, but the woman’s motive remains a mystery. Local reports initially suggested it may have been the work of an organ trafficker, but police later said they found the eyeballs…

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