Ghaziabad: Family of 15-year-old mother allege threat to girl’s life
The family claims she is a 15-year-old. But the police say she is an adult. After the delivery, the girl’s family is demanding reopening of her alleged abduction case.Updated: Sep 15, 2017 21:31 IST
The father of the girl who delivered a baby boy at the district Women Hospital on September 6 filed a police complaint on Friday, alleging a threat to his life and his family as he wanted his daughter’s case reopened.
The family claims she is a 15-year-old. But the police say she is an adult. After the delivery, the girl’s family is demanding reopening of her alleged abduction case.
“Since that day, some people tried to visit my daughter at the hospital but could not meet her. I suspect the accused and police may connive and harm me or my family. The apathetic attitude of police and their acts helped the accused go free. I filed a police complaint with the office of the senior superintendent of police said the police and administration would be responsible in case of any untoward happening,” girl’s father said.
“There have been attempts to put pressure on us in the case earlier too. We had to change our rented house three times after my daughter was abducted. Both my daughters had to leave studies midway,” he added.
On the complaint submitted at his office, SSP HN Singh said, “We will check the application and get the matter inquired.”
The man also wrote to the district magistrate on Friday, seeking her intervention to order his daughter’s age determination test.
The girl went missing in December 2016 and was found by police four months later. Her family said the accused pressured the girl in order to give statements that favoured them.
In her statements before the magistrate after she was found, the girl had said she went on her own and that she is an adult. One of her age tests conducted by government doctors in March said she may be 18 years.
“The age determination test is not conclusive. The actual age may vary one year over or below the age indicated by the test,” said Dr DM Saxena, additional chief medical officer and the nodal officer for age tests.
The district officials on Friday received the age test request by the girl’s father.
“The application will now be forwarded to the district magistrate and she will be taking a final call,” said Prem Ranjan Singh, joint magistrate.
The girl was discharged from the Women Hospital on Thursday but she and her family did not take along the newborn.
In a written application to the hospital authorities, they have given in writing that the child was born out of a ‘rape’ and they would not take child’s custody.
First Published: Sep 15, 2017 21:31 IST