“She died of septicaemia and acute renal failure,” said Dr Bhubanananda Maharana, superintendent of SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.
Last month, the woman from Mangrajpur village in Jagatsinghpur district was beaten up by several Dalit men of her village and paraded naked before her husband. She was beaten with iron rods and disrobed after she protested against the accused defecating at the field near her house.
She suffered serious head injuries following which she was first admitted to Kujang community health centre, then SCB Medical College and Hospital, and again admitted to a private nursing home in Cuttack after the SCB doctors failed to treat her.
The police have arrested four persons in connection with the case. They are Gangadhar Mallick, Netrananda Mallick,Chabi Mallick and Pabitra Mallick.
Her husband Satyananda Mallick has lodged a petition with the Orissa Human Rights Commission.