India court orders rape victim’s baby exhumed for test

2 January, 2018 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: An Indian court has ordered the exhumation of the remains of a baby born to a teenage rape survivor so that a paternity test can be conducted, police said Monday, reports AFP.

The ruling came after the teenage mother withdrew an allegation of rape against a Delhi businessman.

Police say the teenager is aged between 14 and 15 and had initially accused the man of raping her repeatedly when she visited the capital New Delhi in February.

She gave birth to a baby girl in October, but the child died a few days later.

Police arrested the suspect in July and charged him with raping a minor.