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Boy, 11, dies 'after being raped by four brothers with HIV' in Bolivia

Boy, 11, dies ‘after being repeatedly raped by four brothers who gave him HIV’ as Bolivian president condemns ‘evil’ attackers in case that has shocked the country

  • Child was subject to years of sickening abuse by brothers aged 15, 17, 23 and 28
  • He contracted HIV in the abuse and suffered two heart attacks, falling into coma
  • President Luis Arce: ‘It is inconceivable to accept so much evil against a child’
  • One of the attackers was beaten up by a crowd who travelled from boy’s town

A boy raped and abused by four brothers during years of sickening abuse has died, in a case that has shook Bolivia.

The 11-year-old fell into a coma and had two heart attacks on Saturday, with doctors unable to save his life after the second cardiac arrest.

The sick perpetrators – aged 15, 17, 23 and 28 – also gave him HIV.

Residents of Yapacani, the boy’s hometown and where the attackers lived, made a trip to court

Their victim died in hospital in Santa Cruz, the country’s largest city.

Bolivian president Luis Arce slammed the boy’s attackers as ‘evil’.

He wrote on social media: ‘We express our deepest pain at the departure of the little boy in Yapacani.

‘This tragic outcome cannot go unpunished, it is inconceivable to accept so much evil against an innocent child.

President Lucho Arce tweeted: ‘It is inconceivable to accept so much evil against a child’

‘To his family, all our support and our deepest condolences.’

The boy’s dire situation only came to light a week ago after his mother demanded justice for the more than two years of sex abuse her son had been subjected to.

The eldest of the four brothers died of AIDS last year.

A group of residents in the child’s hometown turned up at court to beat up one of the men.

They breached a security detail to do so.

He was later sent to Palmasola prison, Santa Cruz.

One of the minors is in a juvenile court and will be kept at Cenvicruz rehab centre. 

The other minor is believed to have fled to Chile.

The boy only told of the horrors he had suffered when he was first found to be infected with HIV last year.

He identified his aggressors and his family went to the police.

The boy said he was repeatedly raped by the brothers – who were his neighbours – for more than two years.

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