A 13-year-old boy is in intensive care in Beijing after two adults assaulted him by releasing compressed air into his body using a mechanical pump at an automobile repair shop….The boy helped out at the auto repair shop, where two co-workers allegedly inserted the nozzle of an air pump into his anus and filled his body with air. The suspects have been detained….Ai Qingze, the head of the Shandong hospital where Du received initial treatment, told the China Daily newspaper that upon seeing his inflated belly, the surgeons there cut his abdomen open to expel the gas and saw that his small intestines were bleeding. Ai said the boy’s liver, kidneys and stomach were also damaged.
Du was in a coma for eight days following the assault. He woke up three days ago and was transferred to the intensive care unit at Bayi Children’s Hospital in Beijing on Thursday.
Wow, that is both unique, and uniquely brutal. But its not a “Gun Death” or a “Gun Assault”. Does that make it less horrible?