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12-year-old boy held for raping, impregnating 17-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu

In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by a 12-year-old boy who has been arrested in Tamil Nadu. Reportedly, the minor girl has recently delivered

In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by a 12-year-old boy who has been arrested in Tamil Nadu.

Reportedly, the minor girl has recently delivered a baby following which the 12-year-old was arrested.

The accused has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 for allegedly raping the minor girl.

Officials informed that both the victim and the accused lived in the same neighborhood and were school dropouts.

The victim was hospitalized after she complained of severe stomach ache. Upon examination, the doctors found out that she was nine months pregnant and she gave birth to a girl child the same day.

The hospital then informed the all-women police about the incident, following which the team held an inquiry session with the girl.

During the inquiry, the girl pointed at the boy, who was later on booked under Pocso Act Section 5 (1) and 5 (j) (ii) read with Sec 6 and then arrested. The police has sent the boy to a juvenile home in Thanjavur.

First Published: 22nd April, 2022 14:57 IST

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