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Chinese boy goes home with implants, 3 months after his eyes were gouged out in an attack

Guo Bin, a 6-year-old Chinese boy who received prosthetic eyes, walks to a press conference at a hospital in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province Thursday Dec. 12, 2013. The boy whose eyes were gouged out in an attack more than three months ago was discharged Thursday from the hospital where he was successfully fitted with prosthetic eyes. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
December 12, 2013 - 2:15 AM

BEIJING, China - A 6-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out more than three months ago has been discharged from an eye hospital in the southern city of Shenzhen, where he was successfully fitted with implants.

Guo Bin danced to music at a send-off ceremony Thursday at the C-MER Dennis Lam Eye Hospital, where he expressed gratitude and happiness.

Police in the boy's hometown in northern China's Shanxi province say they suspect his aunt was the culprit, although the boy's parents have expressed doubts. The woman has since committed suicide.

The boy's mother said he can put on his clothes, brush his teeth and climb stairs by himself, according to reports in Hong Kong media.

The attack on the boy horrified the Chinese public and added to outrage over violence against children.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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