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UP: 16-year-old boy booked for rape after girl gives birth to child

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 February 2021, 15:06 IST

In a shocking incident reported from Uttar Pradesh, a 16-year-old boy has been booked for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, who gave birth to a child.

The teenager boy, who lives in the neighbourhood, allegedly raped the girl when she was all by herself in the house. According to a complaint filed by the victim’s grandfather. The complainant said he did not register an FIR earlier because of social shame.

Police took the boy into custody on Friday and produced him before the Juvenile Justice Board. He was later sent to a juvenile home, an officer said.

The suspect boy has been booked on the charges of rape, criminal intimidation and under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on Friday after the girl gave birth to a child on Thursday.

"We will be going for his DNA test after consent of his parents to ascertain the reality," police said.

Meanwhile, the suspect boy is a high school dropout, the victim and her two younger sisters live with their maternal grandfather after the death of their mother, police said.

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First published: 2 February 2021, 15:06 IST