13-year Minor tribal girl found pregnant in Kerala

Munnar (Ker), April 24: A 13-year-old girl, who went for a medical check-up at a hospital here following a severe stomach ache, was found to be two months pregnant. Based on the statement of the girl, who belongs to a tribal settlement in Marayur here, a case was registered against her neighbour Madu (20), who is absconding now, police said.

The girl, a sixth standard student, was found to be pregnant when she was admitted to a government hospital here following severe stomach pain last week.


On finding the young girl pregnant, hospital authorities immediately informed the police, who recorded her statement.

Police said the girl had alleged that Madu had raped her on a day when she was alone at home. The victim was produced before the Child Welfare Committee and is presently under their care.

A case was registered under IPC 376 (rape) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Police said a hunt has been launched to apprehend the accused.


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