Raped And Impregnated At 12, Bengal Teen Fights For Justice


Howrah: West Bengal’s youngest mother is fighting for justice for her baby. The teen is a rape survivor.

A 12-year-old has moved the Howrah Court because the Jagatballavpur Police failed to act on the complaint filed by the teenager. The girl’s family has accused her karate teacher of raping her.

According to a Times of India report, the girl’s lawyer Md Farukh said, “We have filed a case against six accused under Section 376 of IPC. The survivor and her family are currently homeless and need police protection to return home.”

The family has alleged that police didn’t take action against the culprit because he has political connections.

However, according to the locals and the accused, it is a case of incest and her grandfather has raped her. The accused said that the family did not speak about the issue till the child birth and raised an issue only after that, he claims that he is being falsely implicated.

The girl’s father who is traumatised by everything going on in his family said that his neighbours had set up a kangaroo court and blamed his father for rape. They punched him in the eyes, hit him on his ears, and broke his three fingers when he refused to confess.