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The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed a 12-year-old rape survivor to get her 23-week lengthy being pregnant medically terminated.

The mom of the survivor had filed the petition within the first week of June, saying she suspected that her minor daughter was pregnant. On enquiry, the kid revealed that she was repeatedly raped by some folks from the neighbourhood.

The girl then approached the native police station in Sangli and on the idea of her grievance, an FIR was registered on June 5. On June 16, she went to a authorities hospital the place she was knowledgeable that the being pregnant couldn’t be terminated with out the permission of the High Court because it had crossed 20 weeks restrict set out by the Medical Termination of Pregnant Act, 1971.

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A medical board from the Government Medical College at Miraj, Maharashtra examined the 12-year-old pursuant as per the order handed by the HC on June 26. The medical board opined that if allowed to progress, the being pregnant could have severe repercussions on the overall and psychological well being of the survivor and due to this fact she needs to be allowed to terminate the being pregnant.

The bench of justice Nitin Jamdar and justice Surendra Tavade accepted the advice. “In the case at hand, the physical and mental trauma that will be suffered by the minor, if the pregnancy is not terminated, requires no elaboration,” stated the bench.

It has now requested the petitioner girl to method the federal government medical faculty at Miraj the place the minor’s undesirable being pregnant might be medically terminated on July 6.

The courtroom has directed the hospital to protect blood and tissue samples of the foetus which can be required as forensic proof within the legal case.

The courtroom has additional directed the docs to make sure that all mandatory amenities are supplied to the kid for saving its life whether it is born alive. The HC clarified that if the new child is alive and the petitioner girl and her daughter aren’t prepared to or not ready to take duty of such a baby, the State and its companies should assume full duty for it.

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