Police apprehend 14-year-old who took battered baby to AIIMS
The Delhi Police on Tuesday apprehended the teenage girl who took the two-year-old baby in a battered state to AIIMS in the third week of January this year.delhi Updated: Mar 13, 2012 23:59 IST
The Delhi Police on Tuesday apprehended the teenage girl who took the two-year-old baby in a battered state to AIIMS in the third week of January this year.
Till now, the police were treating the girl as a victim but the latest development means she will now be treated as an accused.
A medical test has revealed that the teenager was pregnant but her pregnancy was later aborted.
The police in its investigation later found that the teenager had inflicted severe injuries on the baby, after having beaten her up in a fit of rage.
“We have apprehended the teenager under section 308 of the IPC, (attempt to commit culpable homicide) on Tuesday. She was produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and sent her to a child shelter home,” said Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south).
The CWC in its report stated that the teenage girl had been undergoing therapy after she exhibited behavioural problems and claimed to have been sexually assaulted.
The report stated that a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) had also been conducted on her on February 29 at AIIMS and the foetus tissues had been sent for DNA testing.
The CWC report said efforts were being made to provide formal education to the teenager.
She had spent one and a half months in the institution where she was being provided counselling sessions to address her behavioural problems.
Last month, the police arrested the main accused in the case, Rajkumar, and a woman named Pratima.
Pratima was a part of the human trafficking racket that allegedly exploited the 14-year-old teenager who brought the baby to AIIMS in a battered and badly bruised condition on January 18.
Rajkumar, on the other hand, had abandoned the baby and left her in the care of the teenager who later brought her to AIIMS, with severe head and body injuries. The police claimed it was probing a “baby trafficking” angle to the case apart from prostitution and human trafficking.