A seven-year-old girl who has been hospitalised for assault and sexual abuse has begged doctors not to cure her as she wants “to die”.
A seven-year-old girl, who has been identified only as “Yaz”, was taken into a hospital in Pueblo, Mexico in late August. The doctors found that she was in critical condition after being assaulted and sexually abused, reports Crime Online.
Reportedly, the doctors discovered that she had internal bleeding, a collapsed lung, burn marks on her back, cigarette burns on her arms and hands and there were also signs of sexual assault.
The doctors have stated that the little girl told them: “I want to die…I don’t want to go back to my parents so that they keep hitting me.”
Rafael N. and Alejandra N, the girl’s parents, were detained on September 3 and have been charged with family violence and child abandonment, according to the Attorney General of the State Puebla.
However, the girl’s uncle still remains at large despite having been involved in the sexual abuse of the child.
Neighbours said that they had noticed there was mistreatment and there have been other occasions where the child had been submitted to the hospital after being physically harmed.
In February, the girl was taken into the hospital with cuts on her legs. Just two months later, she was once again at the hospital as she needed surgery for intestinal damage.
Reportedly, the victim’s father has accused the mother of causing the cuts.
In August, the doctors had to do grafts on the burns of the child’s buttocks as parts of the muscles had been “destroyed”.
In June, the child’s three-year-old sister passed away from accidental asphyxiation. Local officials are now determined for the case to be reopened.
Woman’s rights activist, Frida Guerrera, has stated she believes the mother was also subjected to domestic violence and possibly feared for her own life too.
She said: “If the Puebla authorities had done their job since January, which was the first moment that there were indications that the girl had suffered sexual violence, the girl would not be in the hospital right now, and Mitzi [her little sister] would not be dead.”
“Of course there is institutional responsibility in this.”
If you or anyone you know is affected by any of the issues that have been raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673) for further advice and information.