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Father blinds his daughter with chopstick during fight with his wife’s family

By Mason White 10:49 AM June 12, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A father caused horrific injuries to his daughter during a fight with his wife’s family.

The 9-month-old child has been blinded in one eye with a chopstick during a brutal attack by her father in Henan, China.

The incident occurred when the father, who was identified as Shi Honglei, had an argument with other family members over money.

The baby, Shi Qianxuan, lives with her grandmother Feng Fulan, as the baby’s mother is ill and she cannot care for the baby on her own.

The baby was rushed to a hospital, but doctors could do nothing to save the eye.

Fulan is the sole provider for her daughter and granddaughter by growing crops.

The family is struggling to make ends meet, which led to an argument between the father and other family members who apparently wanted him to support his daughter.

The father was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The girl is being treated at the Henan People’s Hospital.

Villagers have been helping to raise funds to pay for the 9-month-old girl’s treatment. Police are investigating the incident.