A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her classmate. She belongs to the Balesar area of the Jodhpur district.
“We have detained three of her classmates in connection with the incident. All three are minors,” said Jodhpur Police.
According to the police, on Monday evening the incident came up after the minor gave birth to a child eight months later. “Officials of Umaid Hospital called and informed us about the minor giving birth to a child. We reached the hospital and started an investigation.” a senior official of Jodhpur Police said.
Minor’s mother had no idea that the minor was raped. Instead of that thought, her daughter might be suffering from a stomach tumour.
“The victim’s mother told us that on Monday evening when the girl complained of severe stomach ache, she rushed her to Umaid Hospital. The doctors of the hospital shifted her to the delivery room and after some time informed me that she gave birth to a baby,” the officer said.
The officer further said, “When the victim’s mother queried her, the girl narrated her ordeal. She told her mother that around eight months ago one of her classmates and two other boys forcefully took her to a room in a secluded place and raped her.”
The victim did not inform her mother anything about the incident because of fear and awful consequences.
Child Protection Commission Chairperson Sangeeta Beniwal has taken heed as soon as she got information about the incident and visited her. At the same time, Child Welfare Committee President Dhanpat Gurjar has also inquired about the entire matter.
The detained minor boys have accepted their crime. “One of the boys raped her, while the other two were guarding the room,” added the officer. Balesar deputy superintendent of police (DSP) told the media that the arrested minors have been booked under POCSO Act and several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections.
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