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Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 9:57:00 PM
Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 9:58:39 PM
KUCHING: A post-mortem has revealed that the six-year-old girl from Simunjan suspected of being sexually abused died because of an internal infection instead.
The pathologist's report said there was no genital penetration detected, while the bite marks on her upper limbs were found to have been inflicted by other children.
The report also mentioned that the blood found at the deceased’s genitals was due to the child having urinated blood.
No other suspicious injuries were found on her body.
The pathologist reported the cause of death as "disseminated intravascular coagulopathy due to sepsis".
Police have classified the case as sudden death and have released the suspect, the husband of the child’s aunt.
The girl from Kampung Sageng, Simunjan, 51.4km south-east of Kuching, was staying with her aunt, a teacher, as her mother was working in Serian, 65km from here.
At 7pm last Thursday, her aunt brought her to the Simunjan Hospital after finding her unwell.
About an hour later, the aunt was shocked to hear from the doctor that her niece had died.
Police later arrested the aunt’s 46-year-old husband, a school worker, when they found out that he was the last person to be with the child before her illness was discovered.
The case had received much attention, including from Sarawak police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Wira Muhammad Sabtu Osman, who got quite emotional on Sunday when commenting on the case.
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Crime, Sexual abuse, Internal infection
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