In a bizzare case to happen in Kerala in a span of a month, Kollam police took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour girl.
A similar case was reported in Ernakulam, where a a 16-year-old girl gave birth to the child, fathered by a 12-year-old boy.
The boy was taken to custody and produced before Kollam chief judicial magistrate, who is also the chairman of Juvenile Justice Board in the district. He was later allowed to go along with his parents on bail grant.
According to the police, the case was registered four days ago after the girl, who completed Class IX, delivered a baby. She complained of stomach pain and when she was taken to hospital, the doctor informed her mother that she was fully pregnant.
Though the doctor referred her to a better hospital, the girl gave birth to a child after returning home. It was following this, a police case was registered.
The girl had said to the police that the teenage neighbour was responsible for her pregnancy.
The boy, a Class VIII student, was at a relative's house in Mangaluru, from where the police summoned him.
On Wednesday, cops in civil dress, visited him in the presence of his parents and recorded his statement.
The boy admitted that he had sex with the girl a few times. Following this, on Thursday, the cops took him into custody and produced him before the Juvenile Justice Board.
The police also collected his blood sample on Thursday evening, after securing consent from his parents, in order to conduct a DNA test to confirm the parenthood.