Two days after 16-year-old delivered baby, ex-neighbour held for rape
Two days after a 16-year-old girl delivered a baby at a private hospital in the city, police arrested the 22-year-old accused, formerly her neighbour, on Wednesday for allegedly raping her at his rented accommodation last year.
Police said the girl complained of pain in her abdomen last week after which her family took her to the hospital, where the doctors informed them that the teenager was pregnant. She delivered a girl on Monday.
The girl told police that the accused, who lived in the same building as her, lured her to his flat in November last year when she was home alone and allegedly raped her.
The victim alleged that she was raped twice or thrice by the accused over the next one month. He also threatened to kill her and her family members if she narrated her ordeal to anyone, she told police.
“Once I entered the room, he bolted the door from inside. When I protested, he threatened to kill me. He then raped me,” the girl told police.
“Around four days ago, I started having an abdominal pain. I told my mother about it and she took me to a private hospital, where the doctor said that I was pregnant,” the girl told police.
The victim’s family approached the police and filed a complaint on Tuesday night. An FIR was filed at Sector 14 police station under Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
Deepak, station house officer of Sector 14 police station, said, “The accused hails from Uttar Pradesh and works at a private firm. He was arrested on Wednesday and was sent to judicial custody for 14 days.”
The girl’s medical examination is yet to be conducted and her statement has also to be recorded before a magistrate.