Kerala: A 17-year-old pregnant woman hid from blind parents and gave birth to a baby with the help of YouTube.

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Kerala

Published by: Mukesh Kumar Jha
Updated Thursday, 28 October 2021 09:43 AM IST

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A shocking case has come to light in Malappuram, Kerala where a 17-year-old girl gave birth to a child after watching a YouTube video.

A 17-year-old girl has given birth to a baby

A 17-year-old girl has given birth to a baby boy
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A shocking case has come to light in Malappuram, Kerala. Here a 17-year-old girl became pregnant after having physical contact with her boyfriend and gave birth to a baby after watching a YouTube video at home. Even family members are unaware of this. Police on Wednesday provided information to this effect. At the same time, a case was registered under the Pokso Act against the accused lover and the mother and child were admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Manjeri and both were healthy. The girl and her child are being looked after by the family of the accused, but since she is 17 years old, they (police) are treating it as a rape case, police said. The youth was arrested under Section 376 (rape) of the Posco Act, IPC.

The matter came under the jurisdiction of Kottakkal police station in the district, police said. On October 20, the girl gave birth to a baby and cut her umbilical cord while watching YouTube at her home. Preliminary investigation revealed that she did not take any outside help during the delivery, police said. The girl’s parents, who heard the baby crying, said they learned of the incident on October 22. In fact the girl is in 12th grade. Her parents did not know that the baby was pregnant because she had a visual impairment. A 21-year-old man has been in a love affair for some time. The couple wanted to get married when the girl turned 18.

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