Delhi High Court: Allowed Minor Rape Victim From Nepal To Undergo Medical Termination Of Pregnancy At LNJP Hospital


The Delhi High Court in the case GDN v. GNCTD observed and has allowed the minor rape victim from Nepal in order to undergo medical termination of pregnancy with 27 weeks of gestational period.
The bench headed by Justice Prathiba M Singh in the case observed and has ordered that though the child and family are Nepalese citizens, it has been directed by the said court that the termination of pregnancy is affected to as soon as possible by the doctors at LNJP hospital.
In the present case, the court was hearing the petition moved by the mother of the victim wherein seeking directions to allow termination of pregnancy of her minor daughter.
It being the mother case that her daughter was being subjected to a brutal gang rape in Nepal last year in the month of October and when she and her husband were working in Delhi.
The court in the case observed and has informed that it has been realized by the minor girl that she being pregnant after moving to India to her parents in March.
The court observed that by the tine she approached the concerned authorities for the termination of the pregnancy, thus, the gestation period was already 25 weeks.
The court observed that during the hearing, two doctors from LNJP hospital informed the court that though the medical board is of the opinion that the medical termination of pregnancy could be taken forward, therefore, there being risk to the minor as her haemoglobin level is low and the gestational period is 27 weeks.
The said court was also appraised that both mother and minor victim have been informed about the risk involved. Thus, it has also been submitted by the counsel appearing for the petitioner that they are conscious of the risks.
The court while allowing the medical termination of pregnancy, directed the team of hospital’s medical in order to ensure that best possible care and post operative care is being given to the minor so that she recovers and is discharged.
The court in its order recorded that the said order is being passed in the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case as it has been assured by the court that if the baby is born alive, the family would give an adequate care.