A Class 10 girl went into labour while heading to an examination centre at Sripur village in Dharmanagar sub-division, Tripura, on Monday.
Sources said the girl complained of severe abdominal pain to her friends, following which her mother admitted her to the Dharmanagar sub-divisional hospital. She gave birth to a baby on Tuesday morning.
Though the girl’s mother tried to keep the matter under wraps, local residents came to know about it. Subsequently, she lodged a complaint against Pratap Debnath, a youngster from the same village, with the Dharmanagar police.
Debnath was arrested and interrogated in this regard.
In another incident from the same area, a case was lodged against a 45-year-old man for molesting his niece – a minor studying in Class 4 – during a wedding ceremony at Aalgapur village.
The accused, identified as Gobinda Debnath, is absconding.
Sources said the man allegedly lured the minor with chocolates and molested her. Later, she informed her parents, who approached the police.