Twenty weeks is the legal abortion limit in India; exceptions are allowed if the mother’s life is in danger. Earlier this week, a panel of doctors agreed that an abortion should be allowed in the young girl’s case, even if she is past the legal abortion limit, the BBC reports.
Local authorities said the girl, whose tragic case gained international attention this week, is recovering in the hospital and receiving counseling.
“The child is undergoing counseling and is talking frequently. She is stable. We have directed the hospital to shift her to a separate room for privacy. There is also a nurse to take care of her,” chairman of the Child Welfare Committee of Rohtak R.S. Sangwan told the Indian Express.
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The child’s alleged rapist, arrested by the police after the facts of the case came to light, worked at a plywood factory in Rohtak. He possibly took advantage of the fact that the girl could not speak properly after a fall from the roof of their house.