Rohtak: In another shocking case from Haryana’s Rohtak, a 10-year-old has been found to be five months pregnant after being raped repeatedly allegedly by her stepfather. Her condition is serious, say doctors.
The girl’s mother, a migrant labourer from Bihar, took her to a doctor when she discovered her daughter’s condition. The doctor confirmed her pregnancy. The girl reportedly told her mother that the accused, who is also her paternal uncle, had been sexually assaulting her and had threatened her against talking about it.
The woman then took her daughter to the women’s police station. The police have arrested the accused and registered a case.
The medical board of PGIMS, Rohtak will meet tomorrow to decide on her condition and the steps forward.
The shocking incident comes to light after a 23-year-old woman was brutally gang-raped earlier this week, and her body found from a vacant plot in Rohtak’s Industrial Model Township (IMT). The woman’s head was smashed with a brick and a vehicle run over her before the body was dumped in Rohtak. She lay in the vacant plot for four days before someone spotted her; the skull was in pieces and stray dogs had bitten off parts of her body. The police said the victim’s head had been smashed to hide her identity.
Two men have been arrested for the brutality. Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar called the crime “unfortunate”. Congress president Sonia Gandhi said the “savage and bone chilling incident had shocked the conscience of the nation, reminding each one of us about the crying need of revisiting the important issue of women’s safety and security”.