Hyderabad: A 16-year-old girl forcibly engaged to a 23-year-old man was sexually assaulted multiple times after he got her parents permission to visit her in Sanga reddy district.
The sexual assault impregnated the young fiancée who underwent abortion on Saturday and the foetus was sent for a DNA test, TOI reports.
The offender and groom to be were arrested on charges of rape on Sunday along with the victim’s parents.
The victim was forcibly engaged by her father and stepmother last month.
“The girl’s mother had died a few years ago. She has been staying with her father, stepmother and their children. She was sexually assaulted by the groom, who would visit her with the girl’s parent’s permission. He reportedly sexually assaulted her thrice,” a police source said.
The girl somehow managed to escape and reached out to women welfare department on June 11 and revealed her plight. She was then taken to a shelter home run by the state.
“On June 21, when district welfare officer visited the shelter home, noticed her weak and asked the in-charge to take her to the clinic for a check-up. After a visit to the doctor, the officials discovered that the girl was pregnant and revealed about the sexual assault”, said Sangareddy deputy superintendent of police P Sridhar Reddy.