A female teenager (let us call her Maril) with multiple disabilities (speech, hearing and intellectual impairment) was impregnated by some sick-minded human being in the rugged terrain of Gurnil Tapwala and Sipilpaunan in Simbu’s Gumine District.
Of course, the mother-to-be has the same right to sexual ecstasy as anyone else as she is a human being with emotional, social, spiritual, physical, moral, cognitive and sexual needs and desires.
But the male partner went into hiding leaving Maril and her poor brother profoundly victimised.
The victim entered the first trimester of her pregnancy with the entire community in shock and disappointment. Who could they blame?