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13-yr-old girl found pregnant, teen cousin booked

Accused is a native of Unnao, UP; victim had gone there for a wedding when the sexual assault took place.

punjab Updated: Apr 17, 2018 11:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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The local police have booked a 19-year-old man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for penetrative sexual assault on his 13-year-old cousin that left her pregnant.

Police said the boy, resident of Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, was a distant relative of the victim.

The sexual assault took place when the girl’s family, also natives of Uttar Pradesh, visited Unnao for a wedding in February.

“The boy took her to the nearby fields where he sexually assaulted her,” a police official investigating the case said.

The girl narrated the incident to her family, who lodged a complaint with the police. Cops on Monday took the victim for medical examination that revealed she was six weeks pregnant.

Police said a team will be sent to Uttar Pradesh to arrest the accused, who has been booked under Section 4 (penetrative sexual assault) of the POSCO Act.

The charge, if held guilty, can invite jail time from seven years to life imprisonment.

First Published: Apr 17, 2018 11:39 IST