Mumbai minor says her stomach hurts, tests show she is pregnant, father’s friend held for rape
Mumbai city news: Tests revealed that the minor was four-and-a-half-months pregnantmumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2017 14:00 IST
A 28-year-old man was recently arrested in Ghatkopar (East) for allegedly raping and impregnating his friend’s minor daughter.
The 15-year-old had been living with her parents on the ground floor, while the man had been living on the first floor of the same structure for the past year.
The man raped the girl earlier this year. However, the matter came to light only last week after the girl said her stomach was hurting. She was taken to a hospital, where tests revealed that she was four-and-a-half-months pregnant.
“The victim said the man raped and threatened her. We registered a case under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 4, 8 and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,” said a officer from Ghatkopar police station.
The accused was produced before a sessions court earlier this week and remanded in police custody.
First Published: Jul 13, 2017 13:32 IST