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Jamshedpur: Pregnant minor delivers stillborn, complaint lodged against unidentified accused

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, Nov 24: The city police have registered a complaint against an unidentified accused for raping a minor girl. The pregnant girl was admitted in the MGM hospital where she delivered a stillborn.

The matter came to light when the 13-year-old girl was brought to the hospital late on November 22 because she was complaining of severe stomachache. After checkup, the medicos at the hospital declared that the girl was pregnant since the last six months and that to save her life, childbirth would have to be induced immediately. But, the child was stillborn.

On Thursday city police officials questioned the neighbours of the girl to find out more about the incident. “After getting some details about the incident and the girl’s condition we have registered a complaint. After the incident the girl’s family members were quite frightened but now we have been able to reassure them. We are probing the case to dig out the truth and nab the culprit,” said Kumar.

After being brought to the hospital the medicos were faced with a predicament of their own. They claimed that the girl’s family members refused to divulge any details about the girl’s rape and told them that they did not know how the minor became pregnant and who was responsible. The matter was then reported to the superintendent of the MGM hospital, Ravindra Kumar, who then intimated the city police. The police then reached the hospital with officials of the district’s Child Welfare Committee.

Police officials said that the girl stays in Burmamines and based on her father’s statement a complaint has been registered against a yet-unknown accused. Senior superintendent of police, East Singhbhum, Prabhat Kumar, has constituted a team for investigating the rape case.

The biggest hurdle before the police is that the minor is unable to tell the cops anything about the person who was responsible for her predicament. The police are still probing to ascertain where and under what circumstances had the incident taken place.

Though initially, her family members were extremely reluctant to speak to the police, the cops were able to reassure them by starting investigations into the case. The girl’s family started talking to the investigators only after they were assured by the police officials that they are safe and everything will be done to book the culprit and ensure that justice is done.

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