A boy has been accused of raping a 10-year-old girl after her parents discovered she was pregnant.
The 12-year-old is alleged to have raped the young girl “multiple” times over a four month period, according to police.
Only when the girl began complaining of stomach ache did her parents discover she had been sexually assualted.
The boy was booked by police on March 2 in the Palghar district, Maharashtra, India.
A police officer from Mokhada police station said: “Both the minors are neighbours. As per the complaint, the boy had been raping the girl for the last four months.
“A few days back, the girl complained of stomach pain. When her parents took her for a medical check-up, doctors told them that she was pregnant.”
The boy was booked under Section 376 (rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
But according to police, he has not been detained yet.
An investigation is underway.