In a heart-wrenching incident, a three-year-old girl on Sunday died at a Kolkata hospital after being pierced with needles by a man practising black magic.
The man allegedly made the girl a voodoo doll, inserted seven needles in her body and abused her sexually. Due to the torture and sexual abuse, she went into severe trauma.
The girl was admitted to SSKM government hospital where doctors performed a surgery on her to extract seven needles from her body.
"The child had a successful surgery and was recuperating at the ICU. She was under observation for 48 hours. But, it seems the trauma was too much for her to bear," a senior doctor of the hospital said.
“It is confirmed that she died because of the infection caused by seven needles. We are also waiting for other reports which will take another three weeks to arrive," a forensic department official said.
Mother of the girl took her to Bankura Medical College and Hospital where doctors after seeing needle wounds informed the police.
The girl was then shifted to SSKM hospital where doctors found her organs pierced with needles.
Police have arrested mother of the girl on suspicion of her involvement and one more person who is on the run has been booked under POCSO act.