17-year-old booked for raping younger sister multiple times

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An appalling incident has come to light from Vellore’s Perumugai where a 17-year-old juvenile allegedly raped his 16-year-old sister several times and impregnated her. On Thursday, the Vellore All Women Police arrested the accused and handed over the victim to the Vellore child welfare committee (CWC).

The parents of the accused work as daily wage labourers and belong to a village located near Perumugai. He passed class tenth two years ago and then dropped out of the school. After dropping out, he was employed in menial jobs. As he made some money, he got addicted to liquor, recently, said a senior police official.

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The victim’s mother said that her poverty-stricken family could not provide for the children’s education. Therefore, even her daughter was compelled to discontinue her education and she started to help her mother in household work such as cooking, cleaning, etc.

The accused started raping his sister nearly eight months ago when there was nobody else present at home. He also threatened her by saying that he will end his life if she revealed it to their parents.

The victim’s mother noticed that she missed her periods. This made her suspicious and she took her to a clinic for diagnosis. The doctors found out that she was pregnant for at least eight months. Shocked over the report, she approached the Vellore all-women police station and filed a complaint.