This is sad! A 3-year-old girl, who was in a critical condition with several
needle injuries and a broken arm, has died in West Bengal, India a
hospital source said on Friday.
a resident of Purulia district, was brought to the SSKM hospital in a
critical condition last week. She was allegedly physically and sexually
abused by an elderly person who employs her mother as a domestic help.
“She succumbed to sepsis and pneumonia between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m,” the source said.
said they have a lodged a case under the Protection of Children from
Sexual Offenses (POSCO) Act against Sanatan Thakur, a former home guard
and the employer of the girl’s mother.
The abuse came to light
when the child’s mother took her to the Bankura Medical college
complaining of cough and cold but the doctors found multiple external
injuries on her body, some inflicted by needles, police said.
found she had suffered multiple internal injuries. She had been
brutally abused and needles had been injected into her body. Further
external injuries were also discovered, including ones close to her
private parts that were caused by needles.
“There are as many as
seven needles forced into the child’s body. The needles could not be
taken out as it may cause further damage to her body. She is kept under
observation,” the hospital commented on her initial state.
The victim’s mother’s boss, a former home guard called Sanatan Thakur, who is in his mid-50s, practises voodoo and black magic.
employed the child’s mother as a domestic worker and used the child as a
voodoo doll. He used the child’s body to practise black magic.
eventually succeeded in removing all seven needles from the child’s
body on July 18, and she was kept under observation. Unfortunately, she
died Friday, July 28, at the Bankura Medical College.
Thakur is on the run and still at large. Police have lodged a case under
the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act against him.