A 13-year-old girl became pregnant after her uncle allegedly raped her for six months.
The 35-year-old man has been arrested and imprisoned after being charged with raping the minor for six months in the Mahbubabad district of Telangana, India.
The couple, who live in the same village in Kurivi Mandal, both stayed in the area for the entire coronavirus period.
The horror came to light after the victim’s parents took her to hospital, The Times of India reports.
Doctors then confirmed that she was five months pregnant.
Sub-Inspector J Shankar said: “The man has sexually exploited the victim for the past five to six months.
The matter came to light after the girl’s family took her to a nearby government hospital, which revealed that she was five months pregnant.
The suspect has since been arrested on suspicion of rape.
A similar incident was reported in the Indian city of Navi Mumbai in October.
A man was arrested after allegedly raping and impregnating a 15-year-old girl.
He was arrested nearly four months after he was charged with the rape.
Police reportedly struggled to arrest the suspect at first, as the victim only knew his first name.
The 15-year-old girl and the suspect lived in the same area during the lockdown.
It was not until June, when the teenager complained of a stomach ache, that she was discovered to be pregnant.
According to reports, the teenager informed her parents that she had pain in her stomach and had been taken to a doctor.
After her medical examination, doctors concluded she was eight months pregnant.