2016 Kochi teen pregnancy case: Chargesheet filed against three

ANI | Updated: Oct 22, 2017 16:50 IST

Kochi (Kerala), Oct 22 (ANI): A chargesheet has been filed against a minor boy and his sister in the 2016 Kochi teen pregnancy case. Along with them the doctor who failed to report the case to police has been charged under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The incident came to light a year ago, when a teenager gave birth to a child in a private hospital in Kochi few months after she turned 18.

The minor who impregnated the teenager was booked under the POCSO Act on the basis of a statement given by the victim.

After the incident surfaced police registered a case against the hospital for violating the norms of the POCSO Act.

The police had said that the hospital should have contacted them before the operating the girl.(ANI)