The Kerala High Court on Thursday issued an important direction in the case of a 10-year-old girl who got pregnant from her own father in Kerala. In fact, the court has directed the medical board to take a proper decision on the medical termination of pregnancy. Let you all know that earlier the medical board had given its opinion on the matter. At that time, the medical board had said that since the pregnancy has been 31 weeks old and the delivery has to be done by operation. Yes, and in such a situation, there is an 80% chance that the newborn will survive.
Let us also tell you all that the mother of the 10-year-old girl had moved the court citing her health and mental condition. A single bench of Justice PV Kunhikrishnan, while commenting on the matter, said, "The girl's father is the accused. If this allegation is true, then the court is ashamed of it.'' He also said, "It is shameful for the whole society. The accused will not escape from the law and if found guilty, he will be punished.''
On the other hand, the court ordered the medical board to take an appropriate decision in the matter within a week. In fact, the court said, "If the newborn baby is alive and the girl's parents are not in a position to take responsibility for it, then it becomes the responsibility of the government and its other institutions to take care of it."