Girl raped by father gets permission to terminate pregnancy

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Mathura: A special POCSO court here on Saturday granted permission to a minor rape survivor, who was allegedly raped by her father, to terminate her 13-week pregnancy.

The minor girl was allegedly raped multiple times by her father. On the basis a complaint lodged by the girl’s mother, a case was registered against her father on August 8 and later he was arrested.

Judge Vivekanand Saran Tripathi, in an interim order, has asked the investigating officer of the case to take the minor to the chief medical officer to abort the child. Besides, the judge has ordered to preserve the foetus for a DNA test.

Moreover, the judge has ordered the district magistrate of Mathura to grant Rs 2 lakh compensation to the survivor’s family within a month.

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