The 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India’s Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested.
Last month, her parents asked the Country’s top Court to allow her to have a late-term abortion but the request was turned down because Indian law does not allow medical terminations after 20 weeks unless there is a threat to either the life of the mother or her child.
Her Pediatrician, Doctor Dasari Harish told Journalist that she gave birth through C-section on Thursday, August 17 and both the girl and her baby are doing fine, as there were no complications whatsoever.
Dr. Harish added that the baby weighed 2.2 kilos (4.8 pounds) and is in the neonatal ICU for now.
It was reported that the girl was unaware that she had delivered a child and the parents had decided to put the baby up for adoption.
Her parents have told her that she had a stone in her stomach and had undergone surgery to remove it.
According to the Government data, India has a grim record of sexual assaults on minors with 20,000 cases of rape or sexual assaults reported in 2015.