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Update On The Baby Girl Born To 10 Y.O. Rape Victim From Chandigarh

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  •  December 6, 2017


It was extremely devastating when a 10-year-old girl was raped by her two maternal uncles in Chandigarh. She not only had to undergo a mental trauma but also, an unnatural pregnancy that led to the birth of a girl child.

(A special court in a fast-track trial found the duo guilty and awarded them life term till death. Also, since her pregnancy was discovered when she was 30 weeks pregnant, the Supreme Court rejected her abortion plea.)

For obvious reason, the victim wasn’t capable to mother a child and there began the search for a family who’d be ready to embrace the infant.

Finally, after three months, the search is over. A kind couple from Maharashtra has come forward to take home the now 3-month-old baby girl. The couple got to know about the child through the website of the Central Adoption Resource Authority which had uploaded details of the baby after she was born on August 17.

Child welfare committee chairman, Sangeeta Vardhan, said, “A few days back, the family came to take the baby home. Other details are being kept confidential to respect the couple’s privacy and this is also in the child’s best interest.”  She added that the entire team at Ashiana, a specialized adoption agency (SAA) in Chandigarh, wished the baby well and “prayed that she had a loving home and bright future”.

“The staff is usually aware that the baby in their care will leave the care home some day. So more than the fear of parting, they are rather happy to see the child get a loving home.”

The SAA took charge of the baby after the parents of the 10-year-old refused to see its face. SAA will be monitoring the child’s upbringing every six months for about two years. A pediatrician will also monitor her health regularly.

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