Monday, May 27, 2013

Mentally Ill Man Caged For Decade In China

A mentally ill Chinese man has reportedly been kept in a cage for more than a decade by his family after he beat a child to death.

Images show Wu Yuanhong sitting on blankets in the narrow enclosure at his home in Lijiachong village in Ruichang, his feet shackled with a heavy chain and wearing only a T-shirt and his underwear.

The 42-year-old is given three meals a day by his mother Wang Muxiang, who provides her son with a pan when he needs to go to the toilet.

He was diagnosed as a schizophrenic at the age of 15 and in 2001 he beat a 13-year-old to death, the Information Daily newspaper said on its website.