An eight-year-old Indian girl has died in the hospital after allegedly raped by 16 men including her relatives over three years of a ‘prolonged illness’ on Thursday.
According to a report, the young girl was taken to the hospital after she complains of stomach pain and then falling unconscious in the bathroom.
Her worried parents, who then break down the door and saw her lying unconscious on the floor, and then rushed her to the hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.
The girl’s case first surfaced when her mum approached the police to lodge a complaint against several of her relatives who had been allegedly raping two of her daughters since 2017.
The parents went to the authorities after noticing behavioral changes in the girl and her older sister in 2019.
A report, says that the girls suffered from disturbed sleep, random fear, sudden shivering and did not allow people to touch them.
The 16 accused men have been arrested and are currently being held in police custody, while the police are waiting for the postmortem report to ascertain the exact cause of her death.