The incident came to light when the girl complained of stomach ache and was taken to the hospital by grandparents where the doctors said she was raped
The Hush Post: After Gudiya, another rape has shocked the state of Himachal Pradesh. This time a rape of a minor has been reported from Sarkaghat, Mandi district.
A youth raped a 13-year-old minor as a result of which she got impregnated in Sarkaghat, Mandi. The incident came to light when the girl complained of stomach ache and she was subsequently taken to hospital by her grandparents where the doctors instead confirmed that the girl had been raped and was pregnant.
The incident has been confirmed by SP Mani Gurdev Chand Sharma.
Inquiries revealed that a youth raped the minor in January and then threatened her with dire consequences should she reveal the truth to anyone. The girl remained silent fearing more harm.
It wasn’t until she was taken to the doctor that the truth was revealed. The victim’s mother is dead while the father lives with his second wife. The victim lives with her old and ailing paternal grandparents.
Meanwhile, a case under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act has been registered.