Haryana: 9-year-old girl raped by father dies

ROHTAK: A nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her father died on Tuesday at the local Civil Hospital after being admitted the night before.

According to police, the girl was the oldest of four siblings in a family who had emigrated to Haryana in search of work. A low case (Prevention of children for sexual crimes, Law) alleging rape and murder was registered against the man for the complaint of the girl's mother.

The neighbors said that disputes between the couple were common.

The girl used to sleep with her father at night and stayed with her mother during the day, read the complaint. After she complained of nausea and illnesses on Monday night, she was taken to the hospital, where she died, police said, adding that the defendant had escaped. Meanwhile, his body was sent for a post mortem exam to PGIMS Rohtak.

(The identity of the victim has not been revealed to protect their privacy according to the directives of the Supreme Court in cases related to sexual assault)

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