A Class X student who was allegedly repeatedly raped by her neighbour gave birth to a premature girl in the washroom of her school in north-west Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar on Thursday.
The victim (15) alleged that Abdul Gaffar (51) raped her four to five times in exchange of money.
Gaffar was arrested on Friday.
“He used to give the girl ₹500-₹800 to lure her,” said a senior police officer.
Gaffar, who is an auto driver, also allegedly made the minor take an abortion pill when she told him about her pregnancy. This led to the premature delivery at 26 weeks.
The police said the victim’s parents were in the dark about her pregnancy.
“They though it was a gastric problem and that the girl would be better in a few days,” said the officer.
The police recorded the girl’s statements after she regained consciousness. The accused was arrested subsequently.
“Gaffar is a native of Bihar and has admitted to his crime,” said the officer, adding that the mother and the baby were stable.