A 12-year-old boy from Kochi in Kerala has been confirmed as the youngest father in the country.
Reports claim that the boy had a baby girl, who was mothered by a 16-year-old girl. According to reports, the teenager, who is related to this boy, gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital in Ernakulam few months ago. DNA test earlier this week confirmed that the boy was the biological father of the baby.
A court had given consent to the Kalamassery police for DNA profiling of the boy. A case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been slapped against the boy. A case was also registered against the private hospital for allegedly not informing the authorities immediately.
The new born baby has been handed over to a childcare institution. The state human rights commission has registered a suo moto case.
The spokesman of the private hospital where the girl delivered the baby told that they had reported the incident to police when the girl was admitted. “Immediately after learning that the mother was a minor, we reported the matter to the Childline and police. We have handed over all the reports to the agencies concerned as part of the probe,” the spokesmen said.
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