Palghar: Three youth were arrested for allegedly raping a teenager with speech and hearing impairment in Kasa village who got pregnant due to the crime and delivered earlier this month, police said on Wednesday.
The youths (all in their 20s) were picked up from Dahanu tehsil yesterday, said sub-inspector A N Patil of Kasa police station in the district.
Each of the accused allegedly raped the girl separately, who was staying at the place of one of them, as her parents had left the village in search of work last year, police said, adding the teenager's parents do not have fix jobs.
The girl got pregnant and delivered a baby boy on May 1.
Afterwards, she confided in her parents who have returned to the village, police said.
The accused, whose names have been withheld, were booked under various sections of IPC including rape and the POCSO Act.
The trio were produced before a magistrate who remanded them in police custody.