Rohtak: 10-yr-old rape survivor discharged after abortion, not handed over to mother
“The victim’s mother is more concerned of her rapist husband who impregnated her daughter than showing any interest in taking care of her. She is continuously asking for his release from jail. In such a scenario, we did not find it appropriate to hand over the victim to her mother considering her future.”india Updated: May 22, 2017 23:39 IST
The 10-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated allegedly by her stepfather was discharged from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak on Monday after successfully undergoing abortion. The doctors said she was doing better now.
The minor girl has been rehabilitated to a Child Care Institution (CCI) in Bahadurgarh by the district child welfare committee (CWC). She was produced before the CWC, which took the decision to not hand her over to her mother.
“The victim’s mother is more concerned of her rapist husband who impregnated her daughter than showing any interest in taking care of her. She is continuously asking for his release from jail. In such a scenario, we did not find it appropriate to hand over the victim to her mother considering her future,” said Dr Raj Singh Sangwan, chairman of the CWC said.
The CWC has also sought a social background report of the victim’s mother from her native Bihar, doubting she might be lying of her first husband’s death. The CWC said the mother of the victim will get her custody only when she produces documents testifying her claims.
The CWC said there were no CCI available for normal children in Rohtak, due to which the victim had to be sent to neighbouring Bahadurgarh. “The CCI has been issued special instructions to take care of her diet and safety. A legal advisor has been appointed for the victim, through which maximum compensation will be sought for her from the state," said Dr Sangwan.
The case had come to light on May 10, after the police had taken cognisance of an anonymous complaint about the victim and took her to a hospital. The doctors had found that the victim was about five-month pregnant and decided to abort the baby after the court asked them to go by the MTP Act.
blurb: Mother not handed over the custody, girl sent to child care institution