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Published On: Thu, Jun 27th, 2013

10-year-old Indian girl dies in a Mumbai hospital 10 days after being gang-raped

Sadly, there is yet another tragic story of gang rape in India.

A 10-year-old girl has died just over a week after being gang-raped, allegedly by four juveniles. The alleged gang-rape took place on June 16 in a slum in Navi Mumbai, according to a NDTV report June 26.

 

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The child died reportedly from an unspecified illness, possibly meningitis, at a Mumbai hospital.

Authorities are investigating whether the girl died of injuries relating to the rape or if an unrelated illness possibly meningitis was the cause.

The Mumbai Mirror reports the girl had told her mother that she was experiencing pain in her private parts, but did not reveal that she had been raped. Her ordeal came to light when she was hospitalized, according to local police.

The Times of India reports, “The minors (two of them brothers) named by the girl had reportedly lured her to an isolated spot and committed the crime in Hanuman Nagar. We are conducting medical tests on the boys and questioning them. The exact cause of the girl’s death is not clear”, according to Senior inspector Suresh Bhosale.

Rapes and gang-rapes have made local and international news in recent months in India. Most notably, the case of a 23-year-old New Delhi student who was assaulted by a group of men on a bus, beaten with an iron rod, stripped and eventually thrown off the bus after the torturous crime. She later died in a Singapore hospital.

Then there was the case of the 30-year-old man raping his polio stricken teen neighbor back in April.

Earlier this year, in response to the tragic rape and death of the New Delhi student, aka Nirbhaya,  India’s Parliament passed a sweeping new law  to protect women against sexual violence. 

That crime caused outrage from Indians globally.The outrage even found its way to Bollywoood as former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan  came out in response to the rape calling for their immediate punishment.

 

 

 

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