A BOY has died after being repeatedly raped by four brothers who infected him with HIV through disgusting abuse over two years.
The 11-year-old victim fell into a coma on Saturday and suffered two cardiac arrests at a hospital in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
The doctors managed to revive him after the first heart attack, but after the second they could not save his life.
The case shocked the country and even prompted the country’s president to take to social media to demand justice.
President Luis Arce wrote: “We express our deepest sorrow at the departure of the little boy in Yapacani.
“This tragic outcome cannot go unpunished, it is unimaginable to accept so much evil against an innocent child.
“All our support and deepest condolences to his family.”
The shocking case only came to light last weekend when the boy’s mother called for justice.
She said her son was sexually abused by four brothers who lived in a neighboring house in Yapacani.
The terrified boy only revealed his ordeal after falling ill and testing positive for HIV.
“I want justice… There must be justice. My son will go away forever and they will laugh,” the boy’s mother, Bertha, said last week.
“Even if they kill me, I will not remain silent: wherever I go, I will speak”.
Two of the alleged attackers are teenagers aged 15 and 17, the other two are 23 and 28 years old.
The eldest of the four brothers died of AIDS last year.
A group of residents from the boy’s hometown appeared in court last week, where another alleged rapist emerged.
After breaching security, they beat him up and forced him to run naked across a public square, according to Diarioline.com.
He was later transferred to Palmasola Prison in Santa Cruz.
One of the juvenile suspects is now before a juvenile court and will remain in custody at the Cenvicruz rehabilitation center.
The other teenager is said to have fled to Chile.
The victim only recounted the horrors he suffered when it was first discovered last year that he had contracted HIV.
He identified his attackers and his family went to the police.
The boy said he was repeatedly raped for more than two years by the brothers who were his neighbors with whom he went to play.
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