Rape of 10-yr-old in Chandigarh: Younger uncle charged for rape after DNA test proves he fathered victim’s baby

The 10-year-old rape survivor delivered a baby girl in August.

punjab Updated: Oct 11, 2017 11:27 IST
Aneesha Bedi
Aneesha Bedi
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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A local court on Wednesday morning framed charges of rape against the younger maternal uncle of the 10-year- old rape survivor who gave birth to a baby girl in August this year. This comes after the DNA of the accused matched the baby of the victim.

The accused has been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and section 6 of POCSO Act.

The matter will now come up for hearing on Thursday.

The police had filed a supplementary challan on Tuesday against the younger maternal uncle who was arrested after the victim alleged that she had been raped by him.

Though the elder uncle too allegedly raped the girl and was arrested, police investigations hit a wall three weeks ago when his DNA samples did not match with those of the newborn.

On September 11, HT had exclusively reported that the DNA report of the elder uncle was negative and that the ‘paternity of the accused was excluded’ from the case.

Later, the police arrested his younger brother following a statement from the girl accusing him of rape, and sought the court’s permission to re-match the DNA samples.

Police produced the fresh report, prepared by the central forensic science laboratory (CFSL) laboratory, Mohali, in the court of additional district and sessions judge, Poonam R Joshi. The report surmised that the younger uncle was the father of the newborn.

First Published: Oct 11, 2017 11:20 IST