Girl three months pregnant after being raped by cousin

By DECCAN CHRONICLE | Syed Omar Farooq

29 January 2023

HYDERABAD: A girl was found to be three months pregnant after being raped by her cousin for the past few months at her Rajendranagar residence, the police said.

The matter was revealed on Friday, when the girl was taken for a medical examination due to stomach pain and vomiting. She was found to be pregnant, following which she confided in her mother.

A police official said that the neighbours used to notice the accused visiting their house every day, but the girl’s father did not believe them when they raised suspicion.

Following the medical examination, the girl’s mother filed a complaint with the police against the accused on Friday evening.

The accused was booked under Section 376 of the IPC and relevant sections of the POCSO Act. He was taken into custody and questioned by the police.

The girl was meanwhile counselled by the SHE Team, who will record her statement once she is fit.

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