23 January 2019
Kandhamal: Close on the heels of a class 8 girl delivering a baby inside hostel premises in Kandhamal, another appalling incident came into fore when a 16-yr-old girl gave birth to a baby in the same district under Udayagiri PS.
As per sources, the girl was in a relationship with a boy. When she learnt that she was pregnant, she proposed the boy to marry him, but the boy gave her some abortion pills to consume to get rid of the pregnancy.
The girl allegedly consumed those pills which deteriorated her health. She was rushed to the local community health centre where she delivered an infant. But the condition of the newborn was critical.
Both mother and child were shifted to DHH but the child died. The girl has reportedly been discharged from the hospital.
The police have taken suo motu cognizance of the issue and have started investigating the incident. Meanwhile, the accused boyfriend is absconding.