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From The News: Three CRPF men to face DNA test for rape

'Three CRPF constables will be facing DNA test in the rape case of a 12 year old deaf, speech imparied and mentally challenged girl. She was an inmate of Sai Vikas School for Mentally Retarded run by an NGO at Bheemaram. The incident came to light here on September 29. By then the girl was seven months pregnant. She was admitted to hospital on November 13.She gave birth to a girl child prematurely and the baby died within a few hours despite being kept in the neonatal intensive care unit. Hospital authorities, as a precautionary measure, collected the blood sample of the child. The school, near Hanamkonda, is running for many years. There is a CRPF camp next to it.

From The News: Teenage girl accuses neighbour of rape

'Three days after a case of assault was lodged against a neighbour on her parents' complaint, a 16-year-old girl, who is speech and hearing impaired, alleged on Sunday that she was raped by him at his house in Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar. The girl's father, a farmer, told the police that he came to know about the rape after the girl told his wife about it last evening. The police have sent the girl for medical examination and the report is awaited. The accused, Lallu Yadav, a neighbour, is missing. "We have initiated an inquiry into the new allegation made by the father. The picture will be clear after the medical report,

Questions

Question1 No one will see me as sexual because of my disability.
If you've grown up seeing yourself as a nonsexual person because of your disability, it can be hard to start thinking of yourself as sexual or sexy. Read more on No one will see me as sexual because of my disability.

Question2 How do I prove that I am a good daughter-in-law in spite of my disability?
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Question3 How will I go through labour with my disability?
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