Delhi teen delivers baby in school, raped by neighbour for eight months
A Delhi police officer said the girl was writing an exam in the school when she complained of stomach ache. The teacher asked her to go to the washroom where she delivered the baby.delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:49 IST
A 16-year-old Class 10 student allegedly raped by an auto driver for eight months gave birth to a premature girl at her school’s washroom in northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar on Thursday.
Police said the girl was impregnated by the 51-year-old neighbour, who raped her eight times in as many months.
The auto driver was arrested on Friday after a case under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against him at the Mukherjee Nagar police station.
The man, identified as Abdul Gaffar, allegedly admitted to his crime. He claimed said he would pay her Rs 500 to Rs 800 every time he raped her.
The girl’s parents or her teachers and classmates were unaware of her 26-week pregnancy. She had been suffering from stomach pain for the past few days.
Gaffar had given her abortion pills after he learnt she was pregnant, police said.
A police officer said the girl was writing an exam in the school when she developed labour pain. When she complained of stomach pain, the teacher asked her to go to the washroom.
Minutes later, the girl delivered a baby girl in the washroom. The school administration informed the girl’s parents, who had no clue how she became pregnant. The authorities rushed the girl and her premature baby to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
Milind Dumbre, deputy commissioner of police (northwest), said the condition of the girl and her daughter was out of danger and stable.
After the girl gained consciousness, she narrated her ordeal to the police. She said she was being raped by her neighbour for the past eight months.
“Even though her belly had protruded, the family did not suspect anything,” said the officer.
The man said after she complained of stomach ache, he gave her abortion pills, which could have created complications, the police said.