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7-yr-old killed by shop help for buying snack from a rival store

A seven-year-old child died of her injuries after a shop help allegedly beat her up for buying a packaged snack from a rival shop in west Delhi’s Anand Parbat.

delhi Updated: Aug 15, 2015 23:24 IST
HT Correspondent

A seven-year-old child died of her injuries after a shop help allegedly beat her up for buying a packaged snack from a rival shop in west Delhi’s Anand Parbat.

The child was asked by her mother to buy a packet of Kurkure from the grocer next door on Thursday. According to her parents, she did not go to the store next door and instead bought the snack from another shop.

She later told them that while returning home the 17-year-old juvenile accused took her to a corner and punched her several times on the chest.

The child’s father, Vinod, who works as a driver, told HT, “My daughter was threatened by the boy and did not tell us about the incident until later in the night, when she experienced pain. When her mother saw the injury marks on her chest and asked her about it, my daughter then told us that she was assaulted by the boy. We now regret sending her to get the snack.”

Vinod rushed his daughter to a local doctor in the area, who advised him to get an X- Ray. “The X-ray on Friday showed that she had suffered fractures. The doctor bandaged her and we brought her home on Friday morning,” Vinod said.

On Friday afternoon, the child’s parents and relatives protested outside the boy’s residence and informed his parents about the incident.

The boy’s parents thrashed him in front of the child’s relatives and demanded an apology from him. The matter was settled there.

However, later on Friday evening, the child began complaining about the pain.

“Around 5 pm, we arranged for an auto to take her to the RML hospital. She died on the way,” Vinod said.

The police were informed of the incident around 6 pm, after which the accused juvenile was apprehended.

A case has been registered at the Anand Parbat police station. “The juvenile accused has been apprehended and we are awaiting post mortem for further investigation,” a police official said.