Schoolgirl, 11, reveals months-long gang-rape ordeal after going to hospital with stomach pains and finding out she is pregnant in India
- Schoolgirl discovered she was pregnant after being gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh
- The girl, 11, was taken to hospital by her mother suffering from stomach pains
- Police in Hathras said two teenagers arrested on suspicion of raping the girl
A schoolgirl in India found out she was pregnant after being gang-raped over a period of months, police say.
The 11-year-old was taken to hospital by her mother in Uttar Pradesh after suffering from stomach pains.
Doctors then discovered she was pregnant before she revealed her months-long ordeal, the Times of India reported.
Indian activists shout slogans as they protest against the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old girl in Rewari Haryana, in New Delhi, last September
Police in the city of Hathras said two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of raping the girl.
When she was asked by doctors, the girl allegedly said she had been sexually assaulted for months.
According to police, the girl was allegedly gang-raped by two teenagers, who are aged between 17 and 18.
Increased sexual violence on children and adults in recent years has led to protests across the country.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, there was a 12 per cent increase in rapes in 2016, with 39,000 attacks, which is around one rape every 13.5 minutes.
In September last year activists took to the streets against the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old girl in Rewari Haryana, in New Delhi.
According to news reports, a 19-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gang raped while she was returning home from her coaching classes in Rewari in Haryana state.
The gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, who died of her injuries, on a New Delhi bus in 2012 also sparked national outrage.
Four men were sentenced to hang, one committed suicide in prison in 2013 and a juvenile attacker was sentenced to three years in detention.
In July 2018 an 11-year-old girl in Chennai was reportedly drugged and gang-raped by 17 men.
Last January saw the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl, allegedly by Hindu men, who was kidnapped and drugged, stoked religious tensions in Kashmir state.
Last April, the Indian government passed a temporary law making child rape or participation in a gang-rape punishable by death.