A 15-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly raped by her guardian for the past several months following which she became pregnant, according to a report in Times of India. The victim was studying in a government school and was adopted by the accused after her biological parents had abandoned her.
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According to Times of India, the accused has been identified as Krishnappa, a labourer in Basrikatte village of Karnataka’s Koppal district, who had adopted the girl along with his wife Shanthamma, who is visually impaired.
“Krishnappa, who is a drunkard, allegedly assaulted and raped the victim on several occasions. He had also threatened the victim of serious consequences if she complained about it,” a senior police official was quoted as saying by Times of India, adding that the girl is studying in class 7 in a local government school.
Villagers approached police only after the minor girl became pregnant. Investigations have been started, Times of India reported.