Top story on Sina Weibo today: A 13-year-old boy is now under intensive care after two colleagues at the auto workshop he was working at forcibly inserted a pump nozzle (see picture here) into his anus, and pumped him up like a car tyre.
Du Chuanwang woke up from an 8-day coma three days ago, and is now being rushed from Dezhou, Shandong province to Beijing, on an ambulance, where he will be placed under intensive care at the Beijing Bayi Children’s Hospital.
According to Wang Xi, host of Qilu Television’s Daily News show who has been actively following the case, the boy lost his mother at a tender age and has been working at the workshop to supplement the family income.
The two workers who inflicted the grievous bodily harm on the boy “as a joke” have been detained by Shandong authorities.
Doctors say that had the two workers just stepped up the pressure a bit, the boy could have exploded.
Aside from 28 punctures in the boy’s intestines, he is also now suffering from multiple organ failure. When he arrived at the hospital, his intestines were hanging outside his body.
The boy and his younger brother shared a touching moment at the hospital before his transfer to Beijing.
According to reporter Wang Xi, the younger brother was too shocked beyond words to say anything when he arrived at the hospital. But he eventually cried out, “Brother, you need to get well soon and make me steamed buns!” The elder Chuanwang had learned how to make steamed buns and cook at the age of 7 after the death of their mother.
We’ll be bringing you updates from the Beijing Bayi Children’s Hospital on Chuangwang’s condition.
In the meantime, if you’d like to play your part in helping the boy get well, please send donations directly to his father’s bank account.
His bank details, as verified by reporter Wang Xi, are as follows:
Account Number: 6222021612007747547
Account Name: 杜舍厚
Bank: 中国工商银行夏津县支行 (ICBC)
PS: Bank details for other children’s welfare organisations raising money for Du Chuanwang have been floated about, but Shanghaiist recommends that you send the money directly to the boy’s father.