- The girl, 11, was allegedly repeatedly raped by six men in Rajkot in western India
- Police say the child was attacked after being lured in with offers of house work
- The young victim has now given birth to a baby girl through cesarean section
An 11-year-old girl has given birth in India after allegedly being repeatedly raped by six men.
The schoolgirl, who was more than eight months pregnant, gave birth to a baby girl through caesarean section at a hospital in Rajkot, in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
Police say she was attacked on separate occasions by up to men who lured her to their homes under the pretext of offering her domestic work.
An 11-year-old girl has given birth in India after allegedly being repeatedly raped by six men. Pictured, the city of Rajkot
The baby has suffered health problems and has been moved to a specialist unit in Asarwa, according to media reports in India.
Nanji Javiya, 67, and Arvind Kubawat, 52, were arrested in the case on March 13 after the victim’s mother lodged a complaint with police.
A further three men – Vijanand Maiyad, 47, Vipul Chavda, 40, and Govind Sakariya, 60 – as well as an unnamed 17-year-old are in custody as part of the investigation.
According to NDTV, a police official said: ‘The victim’s condition is stable. The newborn baby had some health problems and has been admitted to a government-run children’s hospital.’
Police said the victim was targeted by residents who lived near the girl in Rajkot.
The alleged attacks only came to light after she was found to be more than eight months pregnant.
Officers said the girl’s father is unemployed due to ill health, while her mother works as a maid.