12-year-old raped, forced to abort in Chhattisgarh

July 15th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, July 15 (IANS) The security guard of a government residential school in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh has been charged with raping a Class 7 student and forcing her to abort after she became pregnant, police said Tuesday. The 12-year-old victim, a student of Kasturba Gandhi Residential School in Bhusitikra village, about 400 km from here, was raped earlier this year and was about four months pregnant when the accused allegedly forced her to abort.

H.K. Rathor, superintendent of police of Surguja district, told IANS: “Devendra Baghel, the security guard of the school, raped the girl earlier this year and forced her to abort by giving her some medicine last week.”

“The girl was about four months pregnant when the accused gave her some medicine to abort the foetus. We have registered a case against Baghel but he has been absconding since Monday,” Rathor added.

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