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Man, woman charged with neglect in Virginia girl’s death

July 24, 2018

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man and a woman have been charged with child neglect in a girl’s death.

News outlets reported Monday 46-year-old Avinaya Rana and 37-year-old Sulakchhana Basnet were both charged.

Henrico County police Lt. Chris Garrett tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that officials were called out to a Glen Allen home in July for a medical emergency and took the girl to hospital, where she died.

WRIC-TV reports an email Hungary Creek Middle School sent out when the girl died says she was a student. The email identified her as 12-year-old Avianca Rana.

Rana and Basnet are set to appear in court Nov. 2. It’s unclear if they have lawyers. Nuha Elnour tells WRIC-TV she is their neighbor and Rana is Avianca’s father and Basnet is her stepmother.

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