The police said that they lodged a case under Section 376 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, based on the reports of postmortem and Ganga Ram Hospital.
The six-year-old girl, suspected to have been sexually assaulted a few days ago, died at the hospital due to decompensate septic shock with respiratory failure and multi-organ dysfunction early on Friday
On Friday, Swati Jai Hind, chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, had condemned the incident and termed it 'devastating'.
"Met the doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. 6 year old's medical reports reveal recto vaginal fistula which means tear in anal & vaginal region. Happens due 2 sexual assault. She appears to have died due 2 an infection from same. Police should immediately arrest perpetrator. Devastating! (sic)", read her tweet.