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A minor rape victim has given birth to a baby here, the police said today.

A FIR has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and under section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC), Shimla superintendent of police Omapati Jamwal said.

The rape victim was a minor and the accused a major, he said, adding efforts were on to nab the accused.

Meanwhile, according to police sources, the girl gave birth to the baby on her way to the hospital yesterday but the newborn child died within a few minutes.

Hailing from Jharkhand, the 16 year old victim had not disclosed about the incident of rape to her family members due to fear, the sources said.

However, after experiencing severe pain in her abdomen, she was taken to a medical college-cum-hospital and then referred to a government hospital, the sources said.

The accused is suspected to be currently living in Solan, the sources said, adding that the teams have been sent to arrest him.

The victim girl's family members are working as labourers in Shimla district for past some time.
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