Youth accused of impregnating minor sent to judicial custody

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
2 Aug 2017

The 26 year private vehicle driver, who is accused of impregnating a minor girl has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. The Police, which registered case under 376 IPC read with relevant sections of the POCSO Act, produced the accused before the Court on Wednesday from where he was sent to judicial custody.
The 16 year old minor girl of Nayagaon was found four months pregnant, when she went for a medical check-up at GB Pant Hospital here on Monday following severe stomach ache and vomiting. Based on the statement of the girl, the Police arrested the accused, who is also a resident of Nayagaon.