In India, a disturbing news recently made headlines when it was reported that a 10-year-old girl became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by her uncle.
The unidentified youngster, who is currently 6 months pregnant (26 weeks to be exact), has been refused to undergo an abortion from the court. This case has left many people dumbfounded as it is rare to find someone so young getting pregnant.
The court in Chandigarh, India made the decision earlier this week (Tuesday, 18th July) that having an abortion was “not an option at this stage” as the girl was too far into her pregnancy.
It was argued that a normal delivery or even a C-section could threaten her life. Indian laws only allow abortion up to 20 weeks, unless the foetus is genetically unviable or could endanger the mother.
Her parents only realised that she was with child after she complained to them about having abdominal pains. They later realised that the girl’s maternal uncle has been raping her several times during his visits to their home.
Since making the shocking discovery, the rapist uncle has been arrested following a police report made by the parents.
We can’t even begin to imagine what the unfortunate young victim is going through :(