14-year-old delivers a baby at home

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 - 11:25

The Poojapitiya Police has arrested a 29-year-old married man after a minor had delivered a baby at home.

The minor is aged 14 years and nine months.

It is suspected that the minor, who resided in a village belonging to the Poojapitiya police area, was sexually abused as a result of a relationship that had taken place with a person who had visited that area.

It was reported that the minor had got pregnant as a result of the abuse and this was hidden from the people close to her.

However, the minor had given birth to a baby at her residence and due to the lack of medical supervision, she had been admitted to the Kandy General Hospital with severe bleeding.

A 29-year-old married man from Galagedara has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing the minor after the hospital informed the Poojapitiya Police.

The police have also taken steps to conduct a DNA test of the infant, while the suspect will be produced before the Galagedara Magistrate's Court.

Poojapitiya Police are conducting further investigations.

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