Intellectually disabled woman allegedly gouges out caregiver sister’s eye

An elderly woman was taken to hospital after having her eye taken out. Screengrab via Apple Daily video.
An elderly woman was taken to hospital after having her eye taken out. Screengrab via Apple Daily video.

An elderly woman in Hong Kong was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning after her younger sister allegedly gouged her left eye out.

Emergency services rushed to Kanfield Mansion on Sun Chun Street in Tai Hang at 3am after receiving a call from a woman inside an apartment there saying that she woke up after hearing a loud scream and discovered one of her sisters had attacked the other while she was sleeping.

According to HK01, the apartment in question was home to three elderly sisters surnamed Ma. The eldest, 66, has a spinal disease and fibroids and requires a wheelchair, while the youngest, 59, has what was described as a moderate intellectual disability. The middle sister, who called the police, works as a clerk to support the family.

Apple Daily reports that the elder sister had her left eye gouged out by hand, and that the eyeball was hanging from the socket by the optic nerve. Medical staff also found she was injured in the right eye too.

HK01 reports that given the seriousness of the injury, it’s unclear whether the woman will still have sight in her left eye.

The injured sister was rushed to Eastern Hospital, while the youngest sister was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital for examination.

The youngest sister was arrested on suspicion of wounding, but was reportedly unable to communicate with police officers during questioning.


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