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THREE-MONTH-OLD INFANT OF 10-YEAR-OLD RAPE VICTIM ADOPTED BY MAHARASHTRIAN COUPLE

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The Hush Post: A well-off Maharashtrian couple has adopted the child born to the 10-year-old rape victim of Chandigarh. The couple came to know about the child through the website of the Central Adoption Resource Authority. Born on August 17, the UT Social Welfare Department, who had been waiting for the adoption for some time now, has confirmed the good news. The infant is perfectly healthy and has no medical deficiency despite the premature delivery. Some paperwork though is pending, the pre-adoption undertaking has been signed and the child is in custody of the parents. A 10-year-old girl was raped by her two maternal uncles and she got impregnated by one of them. A special court found the two guilty of the crime and awarded them life till death. Sources said the baby has been adopted by a well-to-do family. The details about the couple are being kept secret to respect the couple’s privacy and also keeping in mind the interest of the infant baby. However, henceforth, the Specialised Adopting Agency will monitor and report every six months about the adopted child for two years.

After the 10-year-old rape victim gave birth to the newborn, her parents refused to see the baby and the child was immediately taken to Ashiana (SAA) where she was looked after by house mothers, nurses and caregivers, under the supervision of the social welfare department.

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