Three-year-old girl dies after assault

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The Peadiatric Emergency Department, Saint Paul General Hospital where the girl was treated. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — A three-year-old girl brutally injured allegedly by her mother’s boyfriend, died on Saturday.

The child, named only as Đ.N.A, was pronounced dead at 7:15pm, Saint Paul General Hospital announced.

The toddler suffered serious brain trauma after she was struck with blunt objects. She was taken to Thạch Thất Hospital on January 17 and fell into a coma.

An X-ray found nine, nail-like objects embedded in her skull and doctors also said the child had developed meningitis.

She was transferred to the upper-level Saint Paul General Hospital where she passed away as a result of her extensive injuries.

It has also been revealed the child had a long history of medical issues including ear pains, a broken arm, and also three months ago was admitted to the National Paediatrics Hospital after ingesting pesticides.

Seeing the girl in such an abnormal condition, Thạch Thất District General Hospital immediately informed the police.

N.T.L, the mother of the girl, is divorced with three children. Her two older children live with her ex-husband and the three-year-old girl lives with her and her boyfriend Nguyễn Trung Huyên, 30.

Initial investigation showed that Huyên allegedly caused the girl’s injuries. Huyên, from Thạch Thất District on the outskirts of Hà Nội is now under investigation for murder. — VNS

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