Realising perhaps that the opening day of Bo Xilai’s trial is an ideal time to bury bad news, Xinhua reports that the victim in the Li Tianyi gang rape case has been sent to a mental institution.
The woman’s lawyer broke the news on Weibo. Tian Canjun said that the woman, surnamed Yang, passed out in her temporary residence around 8pm on August 21. He tweeted later that Yang came to in the hospital.
Tian suggested that Yang’s medical condition could be a result of the mental distress she suffered as a result of the case.