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UP minor rape victim dies after delivering stillborn

The victim, who was about eight months pregnant, was raped allegedly by her cousin in March. The accused is now in jail.

rape, rape victim, rape victim giving birth, Lucknow rape victim, india news, latest news The district administration has sought a report regarding the treatment provided to the victim as she was not admitted to a government hospital.

A 15-year-old rape victim, who had become pregnant following the assault, died in her house after delivering a stillborn in Allahabad’s Sarai Mamrej police station area in the early hours of Tuesday.

The victim, who was about eight months pregnant, was raped allegedly by her cousin in March. The accused is now in jail.

The district administration has sought a report regarding the treatment provided to the victim as she was not admitted to a government hospital. Police officials said local police had borne treatment costs at a private hospital where she was admitted.

Allahabad DM Sanjay Kumar said: “This incident came to my notice today. I have asked the SDM to submit a report. We will find out why the victim was not taken to a government hospital.”

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SSP K S Emmanuel said: “The family of the girl was informed about her condition, she was also suffering from tuberculosis. The local Station Officer spent from his pocket to get her admitted to the hospital. But her mother, more than once, took the girl home after telling the doctor that she would make arrangements for her treatment.”

First published on: 03-12-2015 at 02:54:46 am
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