A 13-year-old Mumbai girl's parents thought that the girl was suffering from thyroid problem and was rapidly gaining weight. But what came next was what the family weren't expecting.
After the family visited the local doctor, the reports turned out to be a shock which said that the minor was seven-months pregnant. The incident came to light merely week after a 10-year-old was denied abortion.
The girl has not told anything about the sexual assault to the family or to the police. She is said to have gone into a shell after hearing the news of her pregnancy.
The girl's family then visited gynaecologist and social activist Dr Nikhil Datar for help. The doctor is said to have helped several woman to approach Supreme Court for later-term abortions. Speaking about the awareness level among the children and parents, Datar, said, "It is important to educate the child about the difference between a good touch and bad touch. Sex education in school will help the children be more aware about such incidents. The POCSO Act is a good law which have been drafted to be child-friendly. The parents must also have awareness about the POCSO Act. Lack of understanding creates delay."
However, a case has been registered under POCSO and IPC against an unknown person.
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