Asifabad: Police on Sunday arrested a home guard for allegedly, cheating and impregnating a tribal girl name D Aruna (28) on pretext of marrying her on Sunday following a complaint by the victim’s parents..

The woman had died after giving birth to a baby boy due to health complications on Saturday at the at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital in Adilabad.

As per details given by Asifabad DSP A Satyanarayana the woman, who belonged to Dampur village of Asifabad district was in a relationship with a Home Guard named Sajjanlal. He had maintained a relationship with the victim by promising her of marriage. Despite asking him to solemnise their marriage, he would avoid the topic .When she complained to the district police officials they counselled him and sent them back. The girl had no idea that he was already married with a child and continued staying with him and she became pregnant.

On Saturday when the woman developed labour pains, the home guard dropped her in the hospital at Asifabad and abandoned her. As she developed complications they referred her to RIMS hospital at Adilabad and her parents had taken her there. She breathed her last after giving birth to a baby boy.

After the parent's complaint, the police launched a manhunt for the absconding home guard, nabbed Sajjanlal on Sunday night. A case was registered against the home guard under the Sections 417, 420 and 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Asifabad MLA Aathram Sakku, A Satyanarayana, MPP Mallikarjun vistied the hospital and placated the agitating family members of the girl. They promised to take care of the child and take necessary action against the home guard. The Government officials shifted the baby boy to the Child Care Centre in Adilabad.

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