A 12-year-old boy has fathered a child with a 16-year-old girl in Kochi. Paternity tests conducted on the eighth standard student, who could be India’s youngest dad, confirmed that he is the father of the two-month-old baby girl, police said today.
The young mother is the boy’s first cousin and were neighbours. The newborn was handed over to the Child Welfare Committee since the girl’s family had refused to take care of the child.
The girl had alleged that she had been raped by the boy following which a case has been registered against him, they said.
However, when questioned, the boy blamed the girl for the relationship and hence a case has been registered against the young mother, under section 7 (Sexual Assault) and 8 (not less than 3 years which may extend to 5 years and fine) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said.
“We produced the statements in court and registered a case,” Kalamassery Circle Inspector, S Jayakrishnan, who is the investigating officer, told PTI.
The boy, who was studying in a local school in Kochi, has been shifted to another place.