A 12-year-old girl in Haryana’s Yamunanagar became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by a 48-year-old man in January this year.
Chandigarh: In yet another incident of sexual assault, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by a 48-year-old man in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district. The crime occurred in January this year but came to light recently when the minor survivor complained of stomach ache, and her subsequent medical examination revealed that she was pregnant.
As per reports, the 12-year-old girl, a Class 6 student of a government school, resides with her family members at a dera in a farmer’s fields in Yamunanagar. In January this year, Nathi Ram – who has been staying in the area for the last six-seven years – allegedly sexually assaulted the minor girl when her family members were away. On June 3, she complained of pain in her abdominal region, following which she was taken to a medical facility. Her medical examination revealed that she was pregnant. On being questioned, the minor narrated her ordeal.
“The girl told us she was sexually assaulted by Nathi in January this year when she was alone at home,” a report by The Times of India quoted the minor survivor’s father as saying.
Following this, the police were informed and a case was registered under Section 376(3) (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 6 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Relevant charges under the SC/ST Act are expected to be added to the FIR, according to a police spokesperson.
“The condition of the girl is stable and she is admitted at a government hospital. Efforts are being made to arrest the accused,” the report quoted the police spokesperson as saying.
In another incident, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Mumbai after she slipped out of her house to attend her boyfriend’s birthday party. The police have arrested six people in connection with the crime.