HC allows termination of pregnancy of minor, a victim of sexual assault

10:27 AM Jan 07, 2022 | PTI |

Madurai: The Madras High Court has allowed the abortion of the six-month pregnancy of a 17-year old girl who was sexually assaulted by a 44-year old man.


The father of the 17-year old girl from Vadipatti in the district had filed a petition seeking permission for medical termination of his daughter’s pregnancy. Justice G R Swaminathan of the High Court Bench here pointed out on Thursday that the doctors had advised terminating the pregnancy of the girl, who was raped by a 44-year old bus driver.

The doctors had said the health of the girl would not be affected by the termination. A team of doctors from Madurai Government Rajaji hospital should take steps to abort the child.

Police had already filed a case under POCSO Act. The Judge directed the Vadipatti police inspector to file a charge sheet after an investigation in two months. The court should also complete the trial in three months after the submission of the charge sheet.


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