12-year-old Tamil Nadu boy held for rape after girl, 17, delivers baby
THANJAVUR: The Thanjavur all-women police force has arrested a 12-year-old boy under the Prection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 on charges of ra and impregnating a 17-year-old girl who has since delivered a baby.
Though the boy has been arrested based on the victim’s statement, police are checking whether any other person is involved.
According to the police, both of them are school dropouts and live in the same neighbourhood.
The girl’s parents admitted her to Raja Mirasudar go nment hospital on April 16 after she developed a stomach pain.
When doctors examined Hern they realised she was nine months pregnant. She gave birth to a girl child the same day.
On being informed by the hospital, the all-women police held an inquiry session with the girl. As she pointed at the boy, police booked him under Pocso Act Section 5 (1) and 5 (j) (ii) read with Sec 6 and arrested him. He has been sent to a juvenile home in Thanjavur.
Police inspector Ravimathi told TOI that the girl and her parents feigned ignorance of her pregnancy till she delivered a baby.
“We have decided to ascertain the boy’s age using scientific methods and a DNA test,” she added.
(The victim's identity has not been revealed to prect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)
A 12yrs Have No Power to Forcefully Rape a 17yrs . It was the 17yrs Girl ,, Who make him do it . She has More Power
The girl should b held under POCSO as she was above 16, and had sex with an under-12 child.
True. Her child's future is doomed when she conceived.
How come 9 months pregnancy and missing monthly periods not known to parents??
Perhaps they knew but tried to suppress.
It's not Rocket science... the parents knew but did not know how to go about owing to societal pressures.. because in our society the girl will be treated like dirt if they get to know...
In a country like ours, where Poverty is abysmal, Illiteracy is a curse., Society is caste ridden, Backwardness is widespread, such in dents are to be expected.
12 years old knew what he was doing or the girl was forcing him?
May be the second one is the fact.
Have you thought about the 12 y old not been involved and it was somebody else
What mother of this minor girl done all long period? Why she failed to notice about menstrual period of Girl? Only scientific test shall prove that a 12 year boy could impregnate girl of 17 years.
If the boy is 12 then he would have been 11 at the time of the deed. In the teen age years this age gap is too much so the whole episode is fishy!
Kanwal Jit Singh
This is rape because the girl is less than 18 years. But appears to be by consent, because the sexual assault seems to be doubtful.
Smells fishy. More in it.
Side-effect of blindly a the Western culture
DNA test is must... I don't think 12 year old boy can molest and rape the older one
same story ,girl is assumed to be innocent and juvenile boy is arrested,girl ki khuzli check karo pehle
Very unlikely that 11 years old boy is culprit. Seems some one has raped her. Surprisingly the girl is matured enough and could have resisted or compned to her parents.. Seems it is hanky panky business between the girl and other rapist
This story has so mnay loose ends. How can a 12 year old force himself on a 17 year old and how can a 17 year old girl or her parents not know that something wrong with her ? Its no rocket science that her belly will increase in size by a huge margin
Ravindra Nath Misra
It only shows that laws related to sex act have been made too harsh. The act was probably child's play and would not have come to limelight
In western world the Girl being older would be charged.
Currently the 12 year boy is arrested only on the statement of the girl( I would stop short of saying victim). God knows if she is lying to prevent someone else.