Mysuru: -A nine-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang raped by two persons, died at the hospital here yesterday.
It is learnt that the victim, a fourth standard student of Kesare was playing with her friends on Sunday and came home after sometime. The next day she complained of severe headache and her parents gave her a pain killer tablet.
Meanwhile, the girl vomited within a few minutes of her consuming the tablet and her parents rushed her to a private hospital, where the doctors who examined her told her parents that the girl has been sexually assaulted and told them to take her to K.R. Hospital.
When the parents rushed her to K.R. Hospital, the doctors who examined the girl told them that the girl had undergone severe bleeding and advised them to shift the girl to a private hospital as they did not have advance treatment facilities at the hospital. The parents then rushed the child to another hospital, but the doctors told them that the girl had died on her way to the hospital.
N.R. Police, who have booked a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), have launched a hunt to nab the accused.
It may be mentioned that the incident took place within 48 hours of the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved an ordinance to allow Courts to pronounce death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age on Saturday which was also approved by President Ram Nath Kovind.