In a shocking case, a 12-year-old girl on Monday delivered a baby boy at JJ Hospital, making her one of the youngest mothers in the country.
It was discovered nearly a month ago that the girl from Chembur was more than seven months pregnant.
When asked by police, she had told that her stepfather had repeatedly raped her. The accused is under arrest.
The baby, who weighs 2 kg, was delivered via caesarean section.
The girl’s family realised she was pregnant when she started complaining of pain in the abdomen. “She was prescribed painkillers as a doctor in Chembur didn’t even suspect she was pregnant. It was only after her stomach bloated that we got a sonography done and it revealed she was more than seven months pregnant,” said a relative of the girl.
The girl’s mother then lodged a police complaint, leading to her second husband’s arrest.