Chennai: Teenager attempts suicide delivers stillborn child

Chennai: A 23-yr-old man was recently arrested on Wednesday for raping and impregnating a teenage girl near Nerkundram.

A native of Villaouram district 23-yr old Sasi Kumar is a laborer and was staying as a tenant in the girl’s house in Krishna Nagar. Police investigations revealed the accused lured the teenage girl into a relationship a year ago and got physical with her impregnating her.

The 16-yr old attempted suicide by consuming cleaning acid when her parents found about her pregnancy and scolded her on October 14.

She was rushed to a government women’s hospital in Egmore where the girl delivered a stillborn child.

The Police arrested the accused after the girl’s parents filed a complaint against the accused. He was later produced before the court and was remanded to judicial custody.

According to the Police, the teenage girl was seven months pregnant when she tried committing suicide last Saturday.