Haryana minor rape case: Mother of 10-year-old pregnant girl wants abortion

Rohtak: The mother of 10-year-old girl, who was found to be five months pregnant after being raped repeatedly allegedly by her stepfather, has moved a city court seeking permission to abort the foetus.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The district court will take a call on the matter on Tuesday, police said on Monday.

"The mother of the victim has moved the court and she wanted an abortion," Rohtak Police (Women police station) Inspector Garima said.

The police said the mother of the victim in her plea has stated that the family was not financially well off, therefore, it could not bring up the child. She said she already has four children.

"The court will now decide on the matter on Tuesday," the Inspector said.

The 10-year-old girl was found to be five months pregnant after being raped repeatedly allegedly by her stepfather. Her pregnancy was confirmed by the doctors when her mother took her to a hospital.

The accused has been arrested under section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and relevant section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.

The family, originally hailing from Bihar, was residing at Durga Colony here.

The mother, in her complaint with the police, had alleged that the girl's stepfather had been raping her for a long time and threatened the victim of dire consequences if she dared to disclose it to anyone.

The girl was admitted to PGIMS.

Updated Date: May 15, 2017 19:20 PM

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