Raped by two uncles, minor gives birth to girl

PALANPUR: A 17-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by her two distant uncles some eleven month back, gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital in of Banaskantha district on Thursday, said police on Sunday.

Police on Friday arrested the accused, identified as Arvind Thakor (20) and Nagji Thakor (22), both residents of Rajpura village, some 10 km from Suigam in Banaskantha near India-Pakistan border, and booked them under section 376, 506(2) of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso) 2012.

According to the complaint filed by the victim, her uncles had repeatedly raped her for the last 11 months and made her pregnant.

The girl, who was taken to a private hospital in Bhabhar after she had developed labour pain, gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday. “Later she was shifted to Dharpur Hospital in Patan after her condition deteriorated,” said sub-inspector A P Chaudhary of Suigam police station.

“The fatherhood of the infant will be decided once we conduct DNA test on the accused and the baby,” he added.

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