Gujarat government rehabilitates Mehsana teen mother, child

The government had so far released an aid of Rs 1.5 lakh to the victim and sent the girl to the government-run Children Home for Girls in the care of the Social Welfare Department.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: December 9, 2015 2:28:06 am
The girl lives with her father and brother in a one-room shanty. “If my daughter wants to raise the child, she can,” says the father. (Express Photo by Javed Raja) The girl lives with her father and brother in a one-room shanty. “If my daughter wants to raise the child, she can,” says the father. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

The social welfare department of the Gujarat government moved in to protect, counsel and rehabilitate a 14-year-old rape victim and her new-born girl child, from Khadalpur village in Mehsana district, a state government officer said.

The Sunday Express had carried the story “The child mother: Story of a 14-year-old rape victim in Gujarat” on November 29.

Following the report and on the directions of CM Anandiben Patel, the government had so far released an aid of Rs 1.5 lakh to the victim and sent the girl to the government-run Children Home for Girls in the care of the Social Welfare Department.

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