Man rapes, impregnates 15-year-old niece

  • Arvind Walmiki, Hindustan Times, Thane
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2016 17:15 IST

A case was registered against a man on Wednesday for raping and impregnating his 15-year-old niece, who is now four months pregnant.

The accused has been identified as Suresh Kumar, 30. He had been raping and abusing the girl at an isolated place in Mumbra since the past seven months.

He threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the rape, said the police.

The rape came to light when the girl’s parent noticed that her stomach had grown larger. As they thought she was ill, they took her to their family doctor, where her pregnancy was discovered.

“When the family heard her story, they lodged a complaint against the uncle on Wednesday. He has been in Uttar Pradesh since the past few weeks and we have sent a team to trace him. We have sent the girl for medical testing. We will also give a report to the court,” said police inspector from the Mumbra police station.

“The girl’s family is planning to abort the child but we have asked them to resolve the issue legally,” said a police constable requesting anonymity.

Kumar was charged under section 376(punishment for rape), 363(Punishment for kidnapping) of the Indian penal code and relevant sections of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO).

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