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Needles removed from baby's body

Xinhua, October 29, 2014 Adjust font size:

Needles apparently stuck into the body of an 11-month-old baby by her abusive aunt were surgically removed on Tuesday.

Doctors at Beijing Children's Hospital said Fan Zixuan was in good condition and was likely to recover within a week..

Fan from east China's Shandong Province was found to have 12 syringe and sewing needles inside her body, piercing her liver, kidney and other organs.

Her aunt, who police suspected of the crime, killed herself with poison last Friday.

Earlier this year, Zhang Qihui, a woman from central China's Hubei Province, was detained on suspicion of chopping the ears off her six-year-old nephew.

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