Teenage girl says she was forced to undergo abortion after rape in Uttar Pradesh, India

Just a month after the brutal gang rape in Uttar Pradesh, a teenage girl was allegedly forced to undergo abortion by the culprit’s family after being raped.The incident took place five months ago when the victim was allegedly raped by a boy in Bhaipura village. According to the victim, the accused threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone.Days after the incident, the victim was admitted to a nursing home when her health deteriorated. It was then found that the victim was pregnant. “I did not tell anyone out of fear. The mother of the rapist told me that she would pay me Rs 1,000 if I undergo abortion,” the girl said.A police official said the girl told them that she was raped by a person who lived in her neighbourhood five months ago. “She had an abortion at the nursing home last night. We have the aborted fetus with us and have started the investigation,” he said.The police have also started searching for the accused and have arrested the nursing home officials for doing the abortion. The state’s health department has seized the nursing home.SOURCE: Hindustan Times, 30 August 2016