12-year-old boy booked under POCSO Act for ‘impregnating’ teenager
A 12-year-old boy was booked after a teenager claimed he was father of her child, police said on Monday.india Updated: Nov 07, 2016 22:14 IST
A 12-year-old boy was booked after a teenager claimed he was the father of her child, police said on Monday.
The boy, who has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, is a close relative of the girl.
The case was filed based on a statement given by the girl after she gave birth in a private hospital.
The Police have also registered a case against the hospital under section 21 of the POCSO Act for allegedly not informing the authorities on the same day the girl was admitted for child birth.
But hospital sources said that had informed the district childline authorities the same day the girl was admitted.
Hospital sources said the girl’s family had brought her to hospital for admission.
The police have decided to conduct a DNA test to verify her claims.
The boy will be prosecuted as per the Juvenile Justice Act.
The new born has been handed over to childline authorities after girl’s relatives refused to take the baby under their care, officials said.