The sneaking suspicion in the infamous case of a 10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim’s pregnancy has finally come to an end today, as she delivers a baby girl. The rape victim delivered the baby at around 9:22 am today via Caesarian section in the Chandigarh’s Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.
Chandigarh 10-year-old rape victim gave birth to baby girl
Both the mother and the infant are reportedly, safe. The doctors have kept the new born baby under observation as she was delivered prematurely in 35 weeks and has been moved to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The baby is underweight and weighs less than 2.5 kilograms. The rape victim, which, unfortunately, herself is a 10-year-old kid delivered the baby through the Caesarian section as medically she couldn’t have had a normal delivery.
However, the girl has not been told about her pregnancy and her delivery. The doctors and her family members have just told her that she has been operated for stone in her stomach.
More about Chandigarh 10-year old rape case
This is one case of Chandigarh that took the entire nation by storm where a minor of 10-years was allegedly raped by her maternal uncle for many months due to which she got pregnant. But none of her family members got to know about the incident. It’s only when the girl complained of stomach ache, she was taken to the hospital where doctors concluded that she was 30 weeks pregnant. The family wanted an abortion but by that time it was impossible keeping in mind the safety and health of the rape victim. The case then moved to the Supreme court of India where the apex court denied abortion.
The new born will now be handed to the Child Welfare Committee who will be her custodian until they find her an appropriate foster family. The baby will be kept at the state adoption agency, Aashiana for two months and then the agency will begin the adoption process for her.
The Chandigarh’s 10-year old rape victim belongs to Nepalese family and her maternal uncle had allegedly raped her multiple times. The accused has been arrested by the Chandigarh police on the complaint of the victim’s parents.