The death of a 12-year-old girl who was allegedly defiled in Tano Odumase in the Ashanti Region is being investigated by the police at Bibiani.
The class five pupil is said to have died from infections she contracted as a result of the alleged sexual assault.
Samuel Fofie, uncle of the deceased who spoke on behalf of the family said their daughter was defiled by a 20-year-old boy Kwaku Bernard in the vicinity.
The girl, who was allegedly defiled by Bernard three months before her death has reportedly been sick since the incident.
According to Mr Fofie, his sister informed him of the deceased being sick and upon interrogation, she mentioned Bernard’s name as having sexually assaulted her.
She told her mother that the young man took her into a kindergarten building and forcibly had sex with her and warned her never to tell anyone.
He promised her financial gains if she does not tell anyone, but her uncle said he threatened her with a police arrest and she spilled the beans about what Bernard had done to her.
Unit Committee members who heard about the incident, quickly got the boy arrested by the Bibiani Police.
Reported by: Seth Nana Poku