Doctors deny abortion to differently-abled teen rape victim

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14-yr-old girl left with no choice but to give birth to child as docs say no to termination of pregnancy

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The Hush Post, Bathinda: A differently-abled, 14-yr-old rape victim is left with no choice but to give birth to the child in her womb as the doctors have denied permission for termination of pregnancy caused by a rape on her.  The girl was found 8-months pregnant during her medical check-up conducted by a board of doctors in the presence of police and her family members. Meanwhile, the police have arrested the accused.

The matter had come to light before Talwandi Sabo police on December 29, 2017. The police had then estimated the victim to be around 4-months pregnant as the girl was unable to mention the exact date and time of the crime. The police had booked one Kala Singh under POCSO Act on the basis of victim’s statement.  Initially he was absconding and was arrested recently.

Investigating Officer (IO) Krishan Singh said that the girl was first taken for medical evaluation to Bathinda Civil Hosptial but was later referred to Faridkot Medical College. A board of doctors had conducted a medical check-up on the victim on January 4, found her to be 8-months pregnant but denied abortion.

The victim comes from a very poor family. The district administration or the health department is yet to contact the family.

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