10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth to baby girl through C-section; parents told her she had a stone in her stomach


A 10-year-old rape victim, whose parent's plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court, has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said on Thursday.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times in Chandigarh , 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.
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.
"She gave birth through C-section today (Thursday August 17) Both the girl and her baby are doing fine," doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.
"The surgery was uneventful. There were no complications whatsoever. The baby weighed 2.2 kilos (4.8 pounds) and is in the neonatal ICU for now."
The Press Trust of India news agency said 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.
The girl was repeatedly raped allegedly by her uncle for several months and the crime came to light when the victim was taken to hospital on complaining of stomach ache last month where she was found to be over 30 weeks pregnant.

India has a grim record of sexual assaults on minors with 20,000 cases of rape or sexual assaults reported in 2015, according to government data.
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