The Hon’ble three-judge has directed the Medical Board to present its report on the possibility of the medical termination in a sealed cover, in the wake of which the Court will consider the matter on Monday, March 8th, 2021.
The Hon’ble SC on 05th March 2021 has adjourned the petition of a 14 year old girl seeking termination of her 26 weeks old pregnancy.
The Hon’ble three-judge has directed the Medical Board to present its report on possibility of the medical termination in a sealed cover, in the wake of which the Court will consider the matter on Monday, March 8th 2021.
In the previous hearing before the same Bench, the victim girl had requested the Court to direct the medical Board to look into the matter and hear the matter as early as possible as the girl is already in her 26th week of pregnancy.
In the present case it has been alleged by the petitioner victim who is 14 years old and an 8th class student, was raped by her father’s cousin and therefore impregnated by him. It’s been alleged that the accused raped her and also used her nude pictures to threaten her. According to the ultra sound report, the girl pregnant for 25-27 weeks and 2 days, plus or minus two weeks.
The petitioners have also taken the ground that as the accused was a direct blood relative of the victim petitioner, the child born could have mental and physical abnormalities and therefore termination of pregnancy should be allowed.
Coram: CJI Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramaniam