In yet another case of child sexual abuse reported in Kollam, a 15-year-old delivered a baby in her bathroom in Pathanapuram on Monday. However, it is understood that the accused in this case is also a minor as the girl told the police that a 14-year-old boy who lives next door is the baby's father.

 

The girl's parents were totally unaware that their daughter was pregnant. The girl's mother took her to a private hospital on Monday morning after she complained of severe abdominal pain. The hospital staff informed the mother that the girl was nine months pregnant and also requested her to shift the girl to another hospital soon.

 

The two then returned home, after which the girl rushed to the bathroom and locked the door. As she didn't respond for a long time, the family kicked open the bathroom door and found that she had given birth to a baby. The baby and the girl, who was found almost unconscious, was shifted to the Punaloor taluk hospital.

 

A probe team led by the Punaloor DySP registered a case based on the POCSO Act. The girl told the police that the 14-year-old who lives in the neighbourhood fathered the baby. The police questioned the boy but is yet to decide on whether to charge him as he is also a minor and younger than the girl.