Kerala HC allows abortion for teenage Pocso victim

A single-judge bench of Justice V.G. Arun ruled that if the girl does not take charge of the baby, then the state government should ensure it looks after the child


  • Published: Saturday, 16 July 2022
  • Last updated: 16 July 2022, 07:25 PM IST

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Rape Survivor

In a landmark judgement, the Kerala High Court on Saturday allowed the medical termination of pregnancy of a 15-year-old rape survivor in the 24th week.

A single-judge bench of Justice V.G. Arun ruled that if the girl does not take charge of the baby, then the state government should ensure it looks after the child.

The court also said that a state-run hospital should ensure that the procedure is done and the girl be given the best medical treatment.

It ordered formation of a medical team to ensure that all the things necessary are done and after informing the girl.

The court then posted the case to be considered after 10 days.

  • The incident was even more shocking as the bribe was offered by certain officers of a women police station under Kolkata Police.

  • The Supreme Court has held that a woman, who was in a relationship with a man and willingly staying with him, cannot file a case of rape,…

  • Odisha witnessed 10,219 rape cases during the period between 2019 and 2022 (April) including 5584 cases of sexual assault against minor girls.

  • Addressing the media, Congress spokesperson Nishikant Mishra said, “It has been almost 10 years since the 19-year-old Bebina was gangraped and murdered. But her family is yet…

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