A 13-year-old girl got pregnant after allegedly being raped repeatedly by her brother-in-law, who is a PhD scholar in Jawahar Lal Nehru University and lives in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area, police said.
The accused has been arrested after a case was registered against him under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and section 376 of IPC, they said.
The victim was sent to Delhi to stay with the accused so that she can study. She lived with him in a rented accommodation in Munirka Village area and studied in Class 8, they said.
According to the victim's statement, the accused had been raping her for the last couple of months. His wife, who is the elder sister of the victim, lives in Uttar Pradesh with her in-laws.
The incident came to light when the victim was taken to a hospital after she complained of stomach ache. When the doctor's found that the girl was two months pregnant, they informed the police.
"On questioning, the girl broke down and revealed her ordeal to police. A medical examination also confirmed rape, although no injury was found on her body. Her statement was recorded in the presence of a councillor from an NGO.
"A case was registered and the accused was arrested. The family has also been informed and they are yet to reach the city," said a police official.
Image: A girl participates in a protest against increasing cases of rape in New Delhi