4-year-old girl in Kollam did not die due to physical assault, says autopsy report


Relatives had said that Ramya had beaten Diya with a stick for not having food. The doctors also confirmed that there were marks on her body.

Kollam: Post mortem report clarified that physical assault did not lead to the death of a four-year-old girl here at Parippally on Sunday. The report said that the girl, who was suffering from fever, died of Pneumonia and Meningitis.

Diya, daughter of Deepu and Ramya was admitted to the Parippally Medical College on Sunday morning due to severe fever. She was later referred to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College but breathed her last on the way to the hospital.

There were bruises on the Diya’s body and internal bleeding also was detected. Relatives had said that Ramya had beaten Diya with a stick for not having food. The doctors also confirmed that there were marks on Diya’s body.

However, post mortem report confirmed that the girl did not die because of physical assault. The report also said that the girl’s health condition had deteriorated so much that she might have died even if the mother had not beaten her up.

Earlier, speaking to Mathrubhumi, Ramya’s relative had said the girl was beaten by her mother. However, the relative added that Ramya, who is a nurse, used to take care of children well.

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