Police said on Saturday that they were questioning three men who were arrested in the gang rape of the five-year-old.
Both girls were hospitalised and were in stable condition, police said.
“A week lapsed by the time the plea came up for hearing.
The court declined to even accept the plea, saying it had no say in the matter,” Padiyara, superintendent of Rescue Foundation shelter, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Activists say that many rape victims do not want to file a criminal complaint, fearing stigma and further victimization, but are forced to report in order to get an abortion.
While changes have been made to Indian law to ensure that abortion can be provided if a pregnancy has resulted from sexual assault, it hardly ever happens, said activists, due to a slew of medical and legal formalities.
She had not told her family about the abuse she had suffered, fearing their reaction, and realized she could be pregnant only when her stomach started swelling. My aunt took me to the hospital and I went there hoping to get an abortion, which I thought would put an end to my worry,” she said.
She was denied abortion as her pregnancy had passed the 20-week deadline. Please credit Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience.
Over the last few months, India’s Supreme Court has received a string of petitions from women, including a rape survivor, asking to terminate pregnancies that had gone beyond 20 weeks.They had only a week left - after that, no abortion would be possible in India, which only permits terminations after 20 weeks in the rarest of circumstances.So Padiyara rushed to make an abortion plea in the court that was hearing the woman’s sex trafficking case.Angry crowds have gathered in India's capital New Delhi accusing police of failing to act over the rape of a toddler.Police say two children - a two-year-old and a five-year-old - have been raped in separate attacks in the city, in the latest incidents of sexual violence against girls and women in the country.
The woman, who was trafficked from West Bengal to Pune - a journey stretching across the breadth of India - delivered a son this month who she then gave up for adoption.