A gang rape victim from Rayagada of Odisha, died of multiple complications on Tuesday in a corporate hospital here. She had been admitted in a critical condition on January 7, after she attempted self-immolation.

The 16-year-old girl was on ventilator support. “Her condition worsened on Monday and she died at 3.45 p.m. on Tuesday,” a spokesman of CARE Hospital said. Her body was shifted to the King George Hospital for post-mortem.

The girl, an orphan, was abducted by four youths at Rayagada on January 2 when she was returning home from work and raped. All the accused have been arrested by the Rayagada Police and the Odisha government has promised to conduct the trial by a fast-track court.

Unable to bear the trauma and humiliation, the girl first consumed sleeping pills in an attempt to end her life. As it failed, she set herself on fire.

A doctor, who attended on her, said she developed infection leading to multi-organ failure despite their attempts to save her life, he said.

Odisha CM condoles

Berhampur Staff Reporter writes:

Expressing grief over the death of the girl, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex gratia of Rs. 10 lakh for her family.

Mr. Patnaik said stern action would be taken against the culprits.