“Mangala Goswami was arrested on Saturday for allegedly helping the main accused in abusing the child. She has been remanded to two days of police custody,” police said.
The child, a resident of West Bengal’s Purulia district, was brought to the SSKM hospital here in a critical condition last week, after being pierced with needles by an elderly person, who employs her mother as a domestic help.
The child was referred to SSKM Hospital where the doctors took out as many as seven needles from her body. However, her health condition deteriorated and she succumbed to sepsis and pneumonia between early on July 21.