10-yr-old Indian girl gives birth after being raped by uncle
Created : 18 August 2017
A 10-year-old Indian girl gave birth after being raped by her uncle, not knowing that she was pregnant nor that she had given birth.
According to a report by the Hindustan Times, the child, who was told that she had a stone in her stomach that needed to be removed, delivered the baby while under anaesthesia as her body would have been unable to withstand a normal delivery.
The child's pregnancy was discovered after her parents took her to hospital when she complained of stomach pain.
They discovered that the girl had been repeatedly raped by her uncle over seven months.
The girl’s family hails from Nepal and has been staying in a servant quarter in Chandigarh, Northern India.
An appeal to India's Supreme Court to perform an abortion was denied after specialists said that it would not be in the best interest of the girl nor the foetus to have an abortion.
The newborn, which was delivered via Caesarean section was born premature, weighing less than 2.5 kg as the delivery took place at 35 weeks.
The child, a girl, will be cared for at the hospital until she is healthy enough to be discharged, after which she will be put up for adoption.
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