14-year-old gives birth to boy, rape accused on the run

Friday, Jul 8, 2016,11:29 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Banihal (Jammu and Kashmir) | In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old girl, who was sexually assaulted by a 23-year-old man, has given birth to a baby boy at the government hospital in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, police said today. A case of rape was lodged on the basis of a complaint from the girl’s parents and the accused was arrested but he managed to give police the slip, said a police officer.

The girl, who complained of severe stomach pain, was rushed to the district hospital where she gave birth to the boy two days ago, he added. The parents of the girl had lodged a police complaint after the girl disclosed that she was being physically assaulted by a 23-year-old man, said the officer.

A case of rape was registered against the accused, who was arrested yesterday, but managed to escape from the police station. A police officer has been suspended and an inquiry initiated into the matter. A hunt is on for the accused.

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