Minor throws baby out of toilet window after cousin rapes, impregnates her in Mumbai
The Mumbai girl’s parents knew she was pregnant but kept it quiet to avoid being shamedUpdated: Oct 29, 2017 00:44 IST
Police have filed a case against a 14-year-old rape survivor who flung the infant girl she delivered on Thursday evening out of a toilet window in Vasai.
The baby survived the fall as she landed on the grass. A few women took the infant to a nearby hospital in Vasai and handed over the mother to the Waliv police.
The minor lives with her parents and her cousin in Vasai (East), said police. A cousin would rape the girl whenever her parents left for work. He eventually impregnated her. The girl’s parents knew she was pregnant but kept quiet to avoid being shamed publicly, said inspector Sanjay Hazare of Waliv police station.
“The infant is in the neonatal intensive care unit and is stable. Police admitted the child’s mother to the hospital on Friday night. She is also undergoing treatment,” said Dr Bhakti Chaudhary, hospital in charge.
Police registered a case of rape under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, against the cousin, who was remanded in police custody.
They have filed a case against the minor for abandoning her child.They will arrest her after she is discharged.
First Published: Oct 29, 2017 00:44 IST