A family from Maharashtra has adopted the girl child of 10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim. The 10-year-old girl was raped by her two maternal uncles and one of them impregnated her. Later, a special court in a fast-track trial found the duo guilty and awarded them life term till death. The family took her home last week. The couple got to know about the child through the website of the Central Adoption Resource Authority, which had uploaded details of the baby after she was born on August 17 in city hospital. The UT social welfare department has confirmed the development. According to the Sources, the baby has been adopted by a well-to-do family, who were “very caring”. When the couple arrived here, they also brought clothes for her, said sources. However, some paperwork is still pending but the pre-adoption undertaking has been signed. Vardhan said the entire team at Ashiana, a Specialized Adoption Agency (SAA) in Chandigarh, wished the baby well and “prayed that she had a loving home and bright future”. After parents of the 10-year-old rape victim refused to “even see the face of the baby”, she was taken to Ashiana where she was looked after by house mothers, nurses and caregivers, under the supervision of the social welfare department. A pediatrician also monitored her health regularly. The baby does not have any medical deficiency even though it was a premature delivery. Her height, weight and growth have been reported to be normal as well.
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