A heart shivering incident took place after a 10-year-old girl was found to be five months pregnant due to being raped repeatedly by her stepfather.
The police reported the same on Sunday.
The girl's pregnancy was confirmed by the doctors when her mother took her to a hospital, they said, adding the accused was arrested.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam has said that the agency has taken a Suo moto cognizance of the case. An NCW team is likely to visit Rohtak tomorrow to look into the matter.
The police said that the accused, identified as Suresh, was arrested under section 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC and relevant section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.Also Read: Allahabad high court refuses Gayatri Prajapati’s bail plea in rape case
The family, originally hailing from Bihar, was residing at Durga Colony here, Rohtak DSP (City) Ramesh Kumar said.
The mother, in a complaint lodged with the police, alleged that the girl's stepfather had been raping her for a long time and threatened the girl of dire consequences if she dared to disclose it to anyone.
The girl was admitted to PGIMS, Rohtak, police said, adding that they were probing further into the matter.Also Read: Supreme Court verdict on Dec 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape case: Nirbhaya rapists to hang, here is who said what