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10-year-old raped: Shift child out of her residence, says Chandigarh child welfare committee

The committee believes that the child needs extensive psychological assistance from a trained psychologist.

punjab Updated: Aug 04, 2017 13:22 IST
Tanbir Dhaliwal
For a special diet, Rs 10,000 was provided to the family on Wednesday.
For a special diet, Rs 10,000 was provided to the family on Wednesday.(HT File)

The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has highlighted the immediate requirement for getting the 10-year-old pregnant child admitted in a hospital or being shifted to another residence, as her house is “unhygienic”. The report that the CWC has submitted to the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child (CCPCR) recommends providing free treatment to the girl and the assistance of a psychologist.

what is recommended
  • Psychological support: The committee believes that the child needs extensive psychological assistance from a trained psychologist to assist the child to deal with the complications of the pregnancy and subsequent child birth.
  • Single point of contact: Another recommendation is the appointment of a dedicated individual to save the child from undue harassment during hospital visits. 

On Wednesday, the girl’s first ante-natal check up was conducted at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. The girl is almost 33-week pregnant and is expected to deliver August-end or September first week.

“Both the girl and foetus are healthy. Earlier the child was anaemic but we had given her medication and she is better now,” a doctor said. On of the recommendations is that the child is staying in a one-room accommodation that is unhygienic for her. There is an immediate requirement for getting the child admitted in a hospital or another residence. For a special diet, Rs 10,000 was provided to the family on Wednesday.

“However, there is an additional requirement of money for any emergency. The same may be made through the Juvenile Justice Fund,” officials claimed. Another recommendation is the appointment of a dedicated individual to save the child from undue harassment during hospital visits. 

The committee believes that the child needs extensive psychological assistance from a trained psychologist to assist the child to deal with the complications of the pregnancy and subsequent child birth. Parents also need to be counselled. “Directions are to be given to make all arrangements “free of cost”, so that there is no additional financial burden on the family.”