Hyderabad: Minor boy arrested for sexually assaulting girlfriend, abortion attempt
A 16-year-old minor boy was arrested on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a minor girl, of the same age, and impregnating her.
Both the victim and the juvenile offender are from Baba Sailani Nagar in Borabanda. The incident came to light when the boy took her to a clinic in Moosapet to have the pregnancy terminated.
The victim had recently completed Class IX while the juvenile offender is a school drop out, and has been working as a mason. While both have known each other since childhood, the offender had been in an intimate relationship with the victim for the past year.
When the pregnancy was found out, he took her to a clinic for termination.
The clinic staff alerted the police realizing both of them were minors. The boy was taken into custody and the girl was sent for counseling.
The juvenile offender was arrested under sections 376 (rape) and 313 (causing miscarriage without woman's consent) of the IPC and the POCSO Act.