Bhopal: A teenaged rape victim of Betul district ran from pillar to post for the treatment of her eight-day-old baby in Hamidia Hospital for the last three days. The baby was admitted to Kamla Nehru on Saturday but it was too late and it died early in morning on Monday.

Betul administration confirmed that as per record, the rape victim is 19-year-old.  She belongs to Morkha village under Bordehi police station under Amla Tehsil, Betul District. Her parents do farming. When she was spotted at Betul Railway station, she was taken to Bal Kalyan Samiti as she was teenaged. Samiti sent her to shelter home. She delivered s baby and her baby was referred to Bhopal. But now Betul district administration is trying to hush up the matter.

The death has exposed the health department as well as women and child development department of the state.  Women and child development did not take care of her when she was first sent to Bal Kalyan Samiti, Betul, after she was spotted roaming aimlessly at Railway station. Without fulfilling the formalities like filling the MLC form, she was subjected to medical check-up and it was found that she was pregnant.

 Krishna Welfare Society chairperson Nirmla Yadav said, “GRP had handed over the girl to us. We suggested medical check-up and in the check-up, she was found pregnant. She delivered baby in Betul and on June 1, we took her to Bhopal for treatment as we were not given proper treatment, baby died”.  Betul Collector Rajendra Prasad Mishra said, “The girl is an adult and she hails from Morkha village under Amla Tehsil. She was found in abandoned condition at Railway station. She was taken for medical check up and found pregnant. Then she was sent to shelter home and then she was taken to Bhopal.

We came to know that her baby died during medical treatment. She is now returning to Betul. We have informed the parents and they are ready to accept the girl”.

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