A 13-year-old girl got pregnant after she was reportedly assaulted by her uncle during a lockdown lasting six months.
The 35-year-old man was detained and jailed in the Mahbubabad district of Telangana, India, after being convicted of raping a minor for six months.
Throughout the coronavirus time, the couple living in the same village in Kurivi Mandal had both stayed in the area.
The nightmare came to light after she was admitted to the hospital by the victim’s parents, reports The Times of India.
Doctors later confirmed that she’d been breastfeeding for five months.
Sub Inspector J Shankar said: “For the last five to six months, the man has been sexually exploiting the victim.”
“The matter came to light after the girl’s parents took her to a nearby public hospital which verified she was five months pregnant.”
Since then the perpetrator has been held on suspicion of rape.