Delhi

17-year-old apprehended for raping minor girl

Victim is four-month pregnant

A Class VIII student was raped by a 17-year-old youth on several occasions in Sihani Gate police station area, the police said on Sunday.

The accused, who lives as a tenant in the house of the victim, was apprehended on September 15.

The victim is four-month pregnant.

The matter came to light when the victim’s health deteriorated in school. She was taken to a hospital, where doctors, after a medical examination, found that she was pregnant. The girl’s family was informed about her pregnancy.

The police said that the accused had been raping her for the last six months. The accused had threatened her with dire consequences if she told about it to anyone.

Superintendent of Police Shlok Kumar said an FIR has been lodged in the matter and the accused was arrested late on September 15.

Similar incident

This is the second such incident reported in Ghaziabad in a couple of days. The family of a 16-year-old girl approached the police two days ago, alleging that a man from their neighbourhood had raped the girl. The victim in this case is five-month pregnant. An FIR has been lodged against the accused and three others at Sahibabad police station based on the family’s complaint.

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