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Mexican Mum Held After Son's Eyes Gouged Out
A mother in Mexico has been arrested on suspicion of gouging out the eyes of her five-year-old son during a ceremony.
Seven people have been arrested, including the boy's parents, after his eyeballs were pulled out during the ritual.
The incident happened in Nezahualcoyotl, a working-class neighbourhood of Mexico City.
"There was some kind of ceremony inside a house," said Laura Uribe, a spokeswoman for state prosecutors.
The mother is believed to have removed the boy's eyes with her bare hands because he refused to close them during the ceremony, police said during a news conference.
Officers found the mutilated boy in the house on Thursday morning, before rushing him to a hospital in Mexico City for treatment.