The Shanxi boy who lost his eyes in a disturbing attack last week was assaulted by his aunt, who later committed suicide, police have said. Authorities reached this conclusion after finding traces of Guo Bin’s blood on his aunt Zhang Huiying’s clothing. Police are still silent about a potential motive for the grisly attack.
The aunt was an early suspect in the case, but Guo’s family maintained that their relationship with Zhang was positive, as CRI reports:
Fenxi county police posted a notice on Aug 27 offering a reward of 100,000 yuan ($16,340) for information leading to the arrest of the assailant, who they said was a woman.
On the morning of Aug 30, the victim’s aunt Zhang Huiying committed suicide by jumping into a well.
Zhang’s suicide soon sparked suspicion that she was the assailant, but this was denied by the boy’s father, Guo Zhiping, who said the two families had a good relationship. […]
DNA tests show that Guo Bin’s blood was found on Zhang’s clothing, according to police. Zhang was identified as the assailant by combining the DNA test with other police investigations.