In police station to file rape complaint, minor girl delivers baby in MP

The mother, and the child were shifted to the district hospital, where they are doing well. The girl had gone to the police station to file a complaint of rape against a village teenager but she had labour pains. She delivered in police station itself
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Updated on Jul 28, 2021 01:32 PM IST
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A 14-year-old alleged rape survivor gave birth to a baby at a police station in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara while filing her sexual assault complaint, an officer said. The mother, and the child were shifted to the district hospital, where they are doing well.

Purva Chaurasia, the officer said, “The girl along with a relative had come to their police station on Tuesday evening to file a complaint of rape against a teenager, who lives in her village. The girl suddenly started crying due to labour pain. We took her to a room at the police station. She gave birth to a baby within half an hour.”

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Chaurasia said the rape accused had promised to marry the girl. “In her complaint, the girl told police that the accused raped her in November and December last year and later stopped her from filing a complaint for nine months. He promised the girl that he would marry her before the birth of the child. Recently, he refused to marry her. The girl’s family asked her to file a complaint...”

The accused has been booked under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 376 (rape) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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