Brother impregnates minor sister: A 21-year-old boy who is an engineering student from Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune is under custody on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting and impregnating his sister who is a minor.
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A local court of Pune gave six days in custody to the 21-year-old boy in the Pimpri-Chinchwad police station. He is accused of impregnating his minor sister and sexually assaulting her two months ago. The incident came to the parent’s notice reportedly when the sexual assault survivor was found eight weeks pregnant.
A case has been registered under Sections 376, 506 of the Indian Penal Code along with Sections 4, 5(j)(2), 5(l), 8, and 12 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act was registered at Chinchwad police station.
Assistant police inspector (API) Neeta Ubale is currently investigating the case. She said in her statement, “He is the elder brother of the girl, and they live in the same house. The family got to know about it when the pregnancy came to light. They went to check at YCM after she had started experiencing stomach aches and the doctors found out that she is pregnant.”
She further added, “Then the hospital informed the parents and filed a medico-legal case, and it was sent to us. Meanwhile, the parents started asking questions to the girl and that is when they both revealed what had happened and we have now arrested him.”
The sexual assault survivor, who is also the complainant in the case, is 17 years and 5 months old. She is a student of class 12 and lives in the same house with her parents and accused brother.
Ubale further added, “He lives in a college hostel in Mumbai where he is a student. Their parents own a small kiosk outside their house and pay for the education of their three children. The middle child is also in college and lives in the college hostel.” According to the survivor complaint, the abuse began on April 15 and continued since then.