In a shocking case, a21-year-old man was on arrested for allegedly raping his 17-year-old cousin Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur district.
Kundam police station in-charge P S Markam said, the arrested accused's brother who is also involved in the crime is absconding. However, his parents have been arrested for hiding the incident.
As a result of the rape, the minor victim had become pregnant and delivered a baby last month, the official said.
The brothers had allegedly lured their cousin to attend a fair with them in Jamuniya village last year and raped her, he said.
The minor girl got pregnant, following which she stayed her cousins' house, delivered a baby and returned to her home in Bhamha village in neighbouring Dindori district, the official said.
The victim's parents lodged a complaint with the Shahpura police station in Dindori where an FIR was registered, he said, adding that the case was later transferred to Kundam police station.
With PTI inputs
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