Thiruvananthapuram: A 12-year old boy is dad of a baby girl born to a 17-year old girl. Boy and girl are neigbours and first cousins.The boy was arrested for rape of the same girl in November, 2016.
The boy was booked under the POCSO Act after the teenaged girl, who gave birth to a baby girl, claimed that he had impregnated her.Police then decided to conduct a DNA test to verify the claim of the girl, who delivered the baby girl at a private hospital, that the boy is the father of the child. DNA test now has confirmed the paternity.
A case was also registered against the private hospital under POCSO Act for allegedly not informing them on the same day when the girl was admitted for delivery.
The family members of the girl had taken her to the hospital for admission, hospital sources said.
The new born baby was handed over to the childcare institution after the girl’s relatives informed the district childline authorities that they were not ready to accept it.