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6-year-old girl raped in Odisha dies after weeklong struggle in hospital

india Updated: Apr 29, 2018 20:48 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Bhubaneswar
Rape,Odisha rape,Odisha minor rape

People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against rape, in Ahmedabad on April 13, 2018. (REUTERS)

A six-year-old girl who was raped in Odisha died on Sunday after struggling for life for more than a week at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, an official said.

The minor was on ventilator support ever since she was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. The girl was admitted to the trauma care ICU in the paediatric ward, medical superintendent Shyama Kanungo said.

On April 21, the girl was found unconscious in a school compound in Salipur area of Cuttack. She was rushed to a hospital in Salepur but later shifted to the SCB.

The girl was reported missing after she went to a shop near Jagannathpur Nodal Upper Primary school to buy chocolates around 6pm on April 21. The accused lured her away with a chocolate.

“After raping her on the school premises, he attempted to kill her by throttling her. Accused Mohammad Mustaq was arrested,” said Krutibas Jena, Cuttack (rural) additional superintendent of police.

The girl’s sister demanded a speedy trial in the case and death sentence for the culprit.

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 20:48 IST