Rape victim, 4, dies in India
A four-year-old Indian girl who was in a coma after being raped has died, reports said Tuesday.
- Published: 30/04/2013 at 02:02 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The child died of a cardiac arrest at a hospital in the central Nagpur city Monday night, the Times of India newspaper reported.
She suffered severe brain damage during the attack and had been on life support for the past 10 days, the report said.
The girl was raped in a village in Madhya Pradesh state. Two suspects have been arrested.
Activists say sexual attacks targeting women and girls continue unabated in India despite new anti-rape laws. They blame police for failing to take action to prevent such crimes.
Sexual violence has been high on the agenda in India since the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi in December triggered mass protests.
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