In a disturbing incident, a 10-year-old was found to be pregnant after being repeatedly raped by her step-father in Haryana’s Rohtak, reports NDTV

The incident came to light after the girl was taken for a check up at Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS)  where the doctors confirmed her to be 5-months pregnant.

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The girl had reportedly informed her mother that her step-father had been repeatedly assaulting her and threatening her of not telling anyone about it.

The mother, who is a migrant worker from Bihar, took her daughter to the police station and  filed a complaint against her husband. 

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A case has been registered and the accused has been arrested. 

Meanwhile, members of the district child welfare committee visited the girl and also stated that they would provide counselling to the child and help her heal from the mental trauma. They also promised social and financial security to the girl and her siblings, says this report in Hindustan Times

The incident comes just few days after news of brutal gangrape of a woman Rohtak shocked the nation.

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