Uttar Pradesh police arrested a 12-year Minor boy for raping and impregnating his 16-year-old sister.
The matter came to light after the girl’s employer discovered the pregnancy and informed the childline. The 16-year-old used to accompany her mother to share her work.
The girl’s employer noticed a sudden bump on her belly and asked her about it. The girl admitted to his employer that her minor brother had intercourse with her twice a couple of months ago. The employer immediately called childline and the police.
The girl is the second child, and the boy is the third child among the five siblings, said sub-Inspector Usha Kushwaha to TOI. The girl studied up to seventh grade while the boy is studying in the third grade.
The police told the Times of India (TOI) that both children are young and unaware of the consequences of their actions.
“The family thought the girl had an infection and did not realize that she was pregnant,” a police officer investigating the case told TOI.
The victim had reportedly confided in her mother about the incident, but she had brushed it aside.
U.P. Police launched an FIR against the accused under section 376 (rape) and areas 5/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
The accused was produced before the child welfare committee, which sent him to a juvenile shelter.