Rape/ Representational Image
Rape/ Representational Image
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A 14-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly gang raped by her brother and three others gave birth to a baby girl. Nagaur Police have booked the girl’s brother and three others for rape.

The matter came to light when the girl’s family reached the Zanana Hospital in Ajmer on Sunday. Doctors delivered the teenager’s baby and then informed the police as she is unmarried and a minor.

The girl is a resident of Sathana village in Nagaur district, 250 km north of Jaipur.

Padukalan police station SHO Narottam Singh said police reached the hospital and recorded the girl’s statement. She said that she had been raped by her brother and three others several times.

On the basis of her statement, police have filed an FIR against the girl’s brother and three others and have started an investigation.

He said the accused include the brother, another relative and two neighbours. He said the girl belongs to a Dalit family. While three of those who are alleged to have raped her are Dalits, one is from the general caste.

They have been booked under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the SC/AT Act, said Singh.

The DNA samples of the girl and the baby have been taken, said Singh. The mother and child are doing well and are under police and medical supervision.

Singh said the family knew about the rape but chose to keep quiet. “The family had sent the girl’s brother to his maternal grandfather’s house for the past two months. They were aware of the crime but did not report it,” he added.

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