School Girl abused, blackmailed, & got Pregnant by youngster
A 16-year-old girl, who was allegedly black mailed and sexually abused by a youngster, got pregnant and gave birth to a baby here earlier this week.
The Kadakkavoor police arrested the youngster late Monday night and produced him before court on Tuesday. He was remanded in judicial custody.
The police said the fact that the girl was abused and was pregnant came to light only when she was admitted to a hospital in the capital city after complaining of stomach pain. She was delivered of a baby boy on October 25.
The police said the accused, Mujeer, 21, of Perumkulam, near Kadakkavoor, was a senior of the girl and had kept in constant touch with her through a mobile phone that he had gifted her. He had allegedly taken photographs of the girl and reportedly used them to blackmail her to succumb to his wishes. He had threatened to ‘destroy her life’ if she told of their relations to anyone, and had also tried to convince her through threats to go for an abortion after learning that she was pregnant, the police said.
However, the girl refused and continued to go to school, without her family or anyone else realising that she was pregnant. She was taken to the Chirayinkeezhu taluk hospital after she complained of stomach ache on October 24. Doctors there told her parents that she was pregnant. She was then shifted to SAT Hospital where she gave birth to a boy on October 25. By this time, Mujeer had gone into hiding, the police said.
The police, who recorded the girl’s statement, managed to trace Mujeer to his friend’s house at Pathanapuram with the help of the Cyber Cell.