• The 17-year-old girl died Saturday
  • The investigators have registered a case on charges of culpable homicide, rape and abduction
  • The police have sent the stillborn child's DNA for a forensic examination

A minor girl in India who was raped by an unknown suspect died minutes after she gave birth to a stillborn baby in a hospital.

The 17-year-old girl from Ahmedabad, a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat, was brought to a hospital by her parents Saturday after the girl complained about severe bleeding and stomach pain. The doctors found out that the teen girl was nine months pregnant and was about to deliver a child. The hospital authorities informed the police about a suspected case of rape and the girl was shifted to a labor room. The girl fell into a coma and died minutes after delivery without being able to speak much about the suspect, The Times of India reported.

According to hospital records, the girl gave the name of the suspect as Sahil but no other details were known. "Due to excessive bleeding, she went into a coma and died 15 to 20 minutes after giving birth," J K Rathod, an investigating officer, said.

Based on the parents' complaint, the police have registered a case against an unknown man on charges of culpable homicide, abduction and rape of a minor, news outlet Indian Express reported.

The police believe that the girl was raped eight to nine months ago. The officers have sent the DNA sample of the girl's stillborn child for forensic examination and have initiated an investigation.

Representation. A police line. Pixabay

Last week, a man jailed for raping a minor girl was murdered by the victim's father while the former was out on bail. The 32-year-old man, identified as Vijay Mer from Rajkot, a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat, was hacked to death by the minor girl's father. Investigators found out that Mer who was released on bail called up the girl's father and threatened to elope with his daughter. The incident was caught on CCTV and it showed the girl's father and his friend attacking Mer with sharp-edged weapons and hitting him constantly. Mer was found dead with more than a dozen wounds and the police arrested the suspects.