A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped twice last month, died on Tuesday evening. She dies about a week after the second assault on June 16. The police said that they have detained four, for the alleged sexual assault, who are between the ages of 14 to 16. But doctors are still to determine the cause of her death. According to her family, she was first admitted to an NMMC hospital on June 20 after she stated vomiting and was suffering from fever and cold. Suresh Bhosale, a senior police inspector said, “One examining her, doctors found that her genitals were bleeding and her hymen was ruptured”. He added that the girl’s mother said that she was unaware that she had been raped. And the same day she was shifted to DY Patil hospital. Dr Shyam Mhatre, deputy superintendent of DY Patil hospital said, “When the girl was sent to us by the NMMC hospital for further diagnosis and an MRI, she was unconscious and needed a ventilator”. He added that she also had symptoms of tuberculosis. On Monday the doctors learnt about the rape. Dr. Mhatre said, “There were no external injuries or sings of rape since several days had passed since the incident”. He said that the actual reason of her death would be confirmed after the post mortem reports are received. On Monday girl’s friend told her mother that she had been raped. Victim’s mother said, “My daughter has confided in her friend about being raped. Three of the accused boys had lured her to a hill near her house by promising to pay her Rs. 10 and had then raped”. Suresh Bhosale said, “Since the three boys are minors they cannot be arrested and will be treated under the Juvenile Act”. He added, “However now that the girl has died, we will make charges accordingly”.
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