A 12-year-old girl suffered a miscarriage at the phase 6 civil hospital. She was reportedly raped four times by one of her relatives at Balongi.
The fact came to light five months after the incident when the girl complained of stomachache and was rushed to the civil hospital by her parents. The girl was found to be 20-22 weeks pregnant and on questioning, she told the doctors about having been raped by her distant uncle four times. She suffered a miscarriage Saturday morning.
The Chandigarh police nabbed 19-year-old Rahul and booked him for rape and threatening the victim. Rahul is a Balongi resident and works at a petrol pump in Chandigarh.
In her statement to the police, the victim said her uncle used to come to their house often and had raped her. He had even threatened her if she told anyone about it. The police said the medical of the victim had been done and her statement recorded. Her father works as a gardener at PGIMER, while her mother is a domestic help. She has a younger and an elder brother.
SAS Nagar health authorities said the minor girl was brought to the civil hospital, Phase 6, with complaints of severe abdominal pain. "The girl was in a very critical condition and subsequently, the fetus got aborted," SMO Rajiv Bhalla said. The girl was traumatised and the family members were in a state of shock and refused to talk to anyone.