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10-Year-Old Rape Victim Gives Birth, Told She Had A Stomach 'Stone'

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| August 18 , 2017 , 09:30 IST

The 10-year-old pregnant rape victim in Chandigarh who became famous after the Supreme Court denied permission for abortion at 32 weeks has given birth to a baby girl via c-section, having been told that she is being operated on to remove a stomach 'stone'.

The minor was allegedly raped repeatedly by her uncle for several months and was taken to the hospital after she complained of stomach pains, only to discover that the 10-year-old was 30 weeks pregnant. The parents approached the high court and then the Supreme Court to sanction a late term abortion as abortions are typically illegal after the pregnancy progresses past the 20-week mark.

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The girl is in stable condition, unaware that she has delivered a child. Her father has asked hospital officials to help have the newborn set up for adoption.

"The infant's weight is 2.2 kg and it has been admitted to neo natal ICU. As far as the girl is concerned, she is stable and will be kept in a separate room," said Dr Dasari Harish, chairperson of the committee that was set up to treat the rape survivor.

"We hope the baby also recovers," the doctor said.

On July 28, the Supreme Court refused her an abortion after doctors said it would be a threat to her life.

The girl's uncle has been arrested.