A teenage boy of a state-run residential school in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district was apprehended and was sent to a juvenile home after one of her classmates who is in her advanced stage of pregnancy, accused him of raping her, officials said on Friday.
The school headmistress lodged a complaint with the police on Wednesday after noticing that a student of Class 6, is pregnant, a police officer said.
The 14-year-old girl was taken for examination to a local hospital and was found to be carrying a six-month-old foetus.
"In her statement, she accused the boy, who is of the same age as her of raping her."
The boy was produced on Thursday before a member of the District Juvenile Board, who sent him to an observation home in Angul district, he added.
Less than a month ago, two reports of teenage pregnancies rocked the state.
In Dhenkanal district, a Class 8 student of a tribal residential school was found to be pregnant last month, while another student in Kalahandi district was admitted to a hospital after she was suspected to have consumed abortion pills.
Election Results for Lok Sabha Election 2019 will be out on May 23. Get the latest election news and live updates on ndtv.com/elections. Catch all the action on NDTV Live. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for news updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the election 2019