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Mumbai 13-year-old who consumed poison after sexual assault for days dies

The Powai police said the action was taken to confirm the allegations by the 13-year-old that his friend committed suicide by consuming poison

mumbai Updated: Jul 26, 2017 09:35 IST
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A 13-year-old boy, who attempted suicide 13 days ago following repeated sexual assault, died on Tuesday morning at KEM hospital. The minor was admitted to the hospital on July 12.

He had alleged that his 10-year-old friend committed suicide, as he too was sexually assaulted by the same accused. Based on his statement, the Powai police on Tuesday exhumed the 10-year-old’s body and sent it for post-mortem to JJ hospital.

The police said the action was taken to confirm the allegations by the 13-year-old that his friend committed suicide by consuming poison. They said medical tests on the 13-year-old confirmed that he was sexually assaulted. The boy and his friends were residents of a slum pocket in Powai.

The alleged incident took place on July 6 when the boy and his were on the way to their classes. The accused caught hold of the boys and sexually assaulted them after threatening to kill them.

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After the sexual assault the accused threatened to kill them if they informed anyone about it. Scared and humiliated the 13-year-old decided to end his life and consumed poison. He was rushed to a hospital on July 12 after he started vomiting due to the consumed poison. A FIR is registered under section 377 (unnatural offences) of IPC and relevant sections of POCSO by Powai police station.

The police further said that the boy was sexually assaulted multiple times even before July 6. The police have so far questioned 100 people to track down the accused. They have a name given by the boy’s mother. The boy before becoming unconscious informed his mother about the sexual assault and also gave her a name.

As of now there is at least one accused in the case who the Powai police are tracing. The boy also told his mother that not only he but his 10-year-old friend was also sexually assaulted by the accused which drove his friend to end his life by consuming poison. It’s not clear if the duo decided to commit suicide together.