A 14-YEAR-OLD girl was allegedly raped by her distant relative, resulting in her pregnancy, in Mohanlalganj area of Lucknow district. The girl’s parents came to know about the incident on Wednesday when the minor delivered a premature stillborn baby.
Mohanlalganj SHO Raj Kumar Shukla said the family first discussed the matter at a panchayat held in the village on Thursday when the accused, a neighbour of the girl, was also present. “When the panchayat could not come to a decision, the girl’s father approached the police and an FIR was registered. But the accused managed to flee. Police teams are searching for him,” he added. The 45-year-old accused has been booked for rape and under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
Shukla said the girl’s medical examination and postmortem examination of the stillborn child has been conducted.