Pregnant girl loses unborn baby after being assaulted by police officer

Pregnant girl loses unborn baby after being assaulted by police officer

- Family members say the police officer was cruel to their daughter

- The family says they cautioned the police man of the pregnancy brings you the latest news in Ghana

A 16-year-old pregnant girl identified as Dora, has lost her unborn child after she was seriously assaulted by a police officer.

Pregnant girl loses unborn baby after being assaulted by police officer

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The incident occurred at Begoro, in the Easter Region

The police officer whose name is immediately not known went to the victim’s house to effect her arrest, after she was accused of stealing a mobile phone.

The officer was alleged to have angrily dragged and thrown the pregnant girl against electricity pole.

She was then arrested and sent to the police station by the officer who refused to heed to pleas from family members.

Dora was then said to have bled profusely leading to the loss of her baby.

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A family member who gave her name as Obaa Yaa in an interview with Joy News in Accra insisted the police officer was mean in his arrest, as he was not prepared to corporate with anyone.

Obaa Yaa added that some family members who were around at the time appealed to the officer many times to be gentle with the pregnant girl but were ignored.

“I even told him she was pregnant, but again, he did not bother, he dragged her into the police vehicle and took her away” she added.

She said, the family has reported the matter to the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

Reports say the Eastern Regional Police Command have been unavailable to comment on the matter.

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