11-Year-Old Girl Dies After Alleged Sexual Abuse
An 11-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted died at Persahabatan Hospital, East Jakarta, on Sunday morning, the victim’s lawyer revealed.
“[She passed away] this morning around 6 a.m. R.S. died in Persahabatan Hospital’s ICU,” said her lawyer Permadi Romana, who referred to the victim by her initials.
Doctors found vaginal and rectal wounds on the fifth-grade student, who had previously suffered from seizures, when they injected her with anti-seizure medicines through her anus. The girl had
been in the intensive care unit since Saturday after her condition
continued to deteriorate.
She was in a coma when she died.
Pediatrician Emma Nurhaema said that R.S. was suffering from a brain infection.
“We conducted a CT scan and found an infection in the brain,” Emma said, adding that the brain infection could have been caused by injuries to her vaginal area.
Priyanti Z. Soepandi, director of the Persahabatan Hospital, said that at around 3.30 a.m. on Sunday, her blood pressure remained high even after she had been given the optimum dose of medicines.
“At 5.30 a.m., [she was given] basic life support but did not give any result… the patient [was] pronounced dead at 6 a.m.,” Priyanti told reporters.
The girl was then taken to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM) for an autopsy.
Persahabatan Hospital have not given an official explanation regarding the cause of her death.
The girl’s mother said according to R.S.’s friends, a teacher at her school often acted inappropriately such as kissing students.
“When doctors examined my daughter, they said somebody did [injured] it to her,” the mother said. “’Your daughter is no longer pure’ they said.”
The girl will be buried at the Kapuk Public Cemetary in Bekasi, West Java.