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No relief for man who moved HC seeking daughter's abortion

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today said it was not inclined to grant relief to a resident seeking permission for his minor daughter, allegedly a victim of rape, to abort her 26-weeks old foetus.

Following the High Court's refusal to grant relief, the man withdrew his and said he and his daughter would now file a fresh seeking monetary compensation from under its Manodhairya scheme.

Under the Manodhairya scheme introduced in 2014, the state awards monetary compensation to women and children who are victims of rape, acid attacks and other such offences.

According to the petitioner, his daughter, who at the time of the alleged incident was 17-years-old was abducted by his neighbour, taken to an unknown place, forced into marrying and repeatedly raped by him.

The consequent pregnancy must not be forced upon her, the petitioner had argued, and urged the to uphold the right to a life of dignity for this daughter.

The High today, however, said it was not inclined to grant any relief following which the petitioner sought to withdraw the

As per the plea, on June 22, 2016, the girl had left home for college and did not return. Her classmates recalled having seen her last near the college gate waiting for her father. The parents lodged a missing persons complaint, and the next day, they realised that a man from their neighbourhood had also not returned home.

The parents and the police tried to contact both of them on their mobile phones but in vain.

After eight months, the police finally apprehended both of them from Solapur.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 21:57 IST