Austrian girl dies from 'punishment' shower

2014-11-10 18:26


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Vienna - A two-year-old Austrian girl died on Monday after allegedly being put in a scalding-hot shower by her father as a punishment, the hospital where she was being treated said on Monday.

"Despite all the doctors' efforts the child died at midday from her serious injuries," said Christoph Mierau, a spokesperson for the Vienna Hospitals Association.

The girl had been in intensive care for two weeks. Prosecutors are investigating the parents, who have two other children, for alleged mistreatment of a minor with fatal consequences.

Read more on:    austria  |  child abuse

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