Usilampatti: Death Of A Newborn Of A 14-year-old Married Girl

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The death of a newborn of a 14-year-old married girl has come as a shock in the Madurai district. This incident has caused a huge stir.

Periyakaruppan belongs to Polakapatti is near Usilampatti in Madurai district. His son is Udayakumar (age 28). He married a 14-year-old girl from Theni on February 3 last year. At this stage, he lived with the girl in Polakapatti, hiding that she was a minor under 18. 

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old girl who was seven months pregnant went into labour yesterday. A boy baby was born to her at Udayakumar's house in Polakapatti and died shortly after. The police of Usilampatti, All Women Police Station, rushed to the information, seized the dead child's body, and sent it to the Usilampatti Government Hospital for post-mortem. The police have registered a case against Udayakumar under the POCSO Act for child marriage and impregnating a 14-year-old girl.

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