An 11-year-old girl has given birth via caesarean section after she was allegedly raped by six men who offered her work. It was revealed last week that the girl was over eight months pregnant after the repeated attack in Rajkot, western India.
She gave birth to a baby girl in hospital after the shocking case emerged. Indian police now say that she was raped by the group of men who lured her by offering her work cleaning their homes. Reports from NDTV say that the baby is in a specialist unit after suffering from health problems.
Police are questioning five men and a teenager over the rapes following complaints from her mother. They are Nanji Javiya, 67, and Arvind Kubawat, 52, Vijanand Maiyad, 47, Vipul Chavda, 40, and Govind Sakariya, 60, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named.
A police official said: ‘The victim’s condition is stable. The newborn baby had some health problems and has been admitted to a government-run children’s hospital.
This will not be the first time that little children will be raped by much older folks. Laws and bills should be passed to ensure that this societal vice is eradicated or brought to the barest minimum.