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12-Year-Old Raped Allegedly by Father Gives Birth, Accused Arrested

The girl's parents were separated and her father allegedly raped her on more than one occasion when she paid him a visit.

Updated:August 20, 2018, 11:38 PM IST
12-Year-Old Raped Allegedly by Father Gives Birth, Accused Arrested
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New Delhi: A 12-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by her father, has given birth to a baby in Surat’s Civil Hospital.

Police said the girl’s parents had separated and she stayed with her mother in Kakrapar, while her father put up in Vyara.

They said the girl often went to meet her father and it was during such visits that he raped her. On June 27, the girl told her mother about the ordeal after which she filed a police complaint. The man was immediately arrested from Songadh and booked for rape under sections of the POCSO Act. He is in jail at present.

The incidents of crimes against women, especially minors, have been on the rise. A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by her 20-year-old cousin in Katangi town, around 40km from Jabalpur district headquarter, police said on Monday.

In another incident, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Maudaha area of Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur district. Police said the girl was playing outside her house when the accused lured her with a sweet and raped her.

(With inputs from PTI)
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