Mumbai: A 10-year-old girl was found to be pregnant when her parents took her for a medical checkup after she complained of stomach pain. On questioning her, the couple got the shock of their lives. The minor revealed that she is being allegedly raped by a boy who lives in their neighbourhood.

The incident happened at a village in Palghar district of Maharashtra. A 12-year-old boy has been booked on the complaint of girl’s parents.

As per an official of Mokhada police station, “Both the minors are neighbours. As per the complaint, the boy had been raping the girl since four months.”

The boy has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO). He has not been detained as of yet. Meanwhile, the investigation in connection with the case is currently going on.

In a similar incident in Delhi, a 24-year-old sweeper was arrested from Dwarka for allegedly raping his minor sister for three years. According to reports, the man also impregnated his now 17-year-old sister and then gave her abortion pills.

The crime was reported by the residents of the house where the girl works as domestic help in place of her mother. They took notice of her injuries and after inquiring about her well-being, they learnt that her elder brother had been sexually assaulting her.

A case as registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).