A six-year-old Chinese boy had both his eyes gouged out by a woman in Linfen city in the Shanxi province of China, and new evidence now points to his aunt.
According to ABC News, the chief suspect in the cruel blinding of a boy in China is the boy's aunt, who recently committed suicide, police told the official Xinhua News Agency.
Guo Bin's aunt, Zhang Huiying, 41, reportedly committed suicide by jumping into a well. After her death, police named her as the chief suspect.
ABC News contained on to say that according to Chinese media, Guo Bin, told his parents that he was lured off by a woman with dyed blonde hair and an out-of-town accent.
"He said her accent was from another region, but later amended that. He then said it was a local accent, but he did not say it was his aunt," Guo bin's mother told AP. She also denied there was any dispute between them and the aunt.
The Inquisitr recently reported on the event say that the woman who gouged out the boy's eyes abducted him on Monday to a nearby field from a path where he was walking.
She is reported to have said to him: "Don't cry and I won't gouge out your eyes," the child was found three hours late in the field, covered in blood.
The report continued on to say that the boy was drugged and unconscious at the time when his eyes were actually removed.
The case horrified the Chinese public and the police offered $16,000 as a reward for capturing the boy's assailant.
Initial reports suggested that the corneas were missing when the boy's eyes were found, leading police to believe that the attacker was an organ trafficker, but according to the Global Post, police ruled out organ sales as a motive saying the corneas had been found attached to the eyeballs.
On Tuesday, the police claimed that they had found traces of the boy's blood and DNA on his aunt's clothes.
ABC News reported that Guo Bin is recovering in the hospital an Hong Kong-based eye specialist, Dr. Dennis Lam, has offered to treat the boy at no charge.
Dr. Dennis Lam has sent doctors to evaluate the boy's eyes, and they are optimistic that the boy can be fitted with ocular implants which will restore some of his vision after having his eyes gouged out.