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10-Year-Old Girl's Baby Is Fathered By Second Uncle

10-Year-Old Girl’s Baby Is Fathered By Second Uncle

| On 10, Oct 2017

An Indian man is now in the custody of the police after he was had fathered the 10-year-old rape victim’s child.

The first uncle, who had been interrogated and jailed, turned out not the father of the victim’s child when the DNA testing turned out negative. This prompted the authorities to look for the real father.

Chandigarh senior superintendent of police Neelambari Vijay told the BBC that they are now rushing to prepare the charges against the second uncle.

“It’s true the Baby’s DNA sample has matched that of the [second] uncle,” Vijay said.

The next hearing for the case will be held at a local court on Tuesday.

The harrowing case of the 10-year-old gained international media attention. Her pregnancy was discovered after she complained about a stomach ache and her parents took her to the hospital.

The girl has no idea that she was pregnant. The bulging of her stomach was blamed for a stone. She gave birth last August and the baby was given away to the welfare authorities for adoption.

The court turned down “abortion” suggestion after a panel of doctors said the termination of the pregnancy will “too risky.” The Supreme later also turned down the idea.

The girl told the police and child welfare activists that her uncle, who is of his 40s, abused her several times. She also testified to the court wherein she clearly named her uncle.

According to the victim’s father, the uncle had not denied the charges.

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