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Father of five girls rips pregnant wife’s stomach to check child’s gender

Father of five girls rips pregnant wife’s stomach to check child’s gender

Father of five girls rips pregnant wife’s stomach to check child’s gender

Summary:

  • The husband carried out the attack in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh
  • He attacked his wife with a sharp-edged weapon and was taken into custody
  • His wife, believed to be around 35, is in a serious condition in a Bareilly hospital

 

Father of five girls rips pregnant wife’s stomach to check child’s gender

In his desperation for a son, a father of five daughters in UP’s Badaun allegedly ripped open the womb of his pregnant wife to find out what the gender of the foetus was. On Saturday, according to PTI, he wanted to know if his wife would deliver a son to him.

The man named Pannalal slit the stomach of his wife with a sharp object say the reports. Wife, 35, was seriously injured in the incident which took place in Nekpur locality under the Civil Lines police station area. Reports say the family of the woman, who was rushed to a Bareilly hospital in a serious condition, alleged that Pannalal wanted a son and committed the crime to know if it was male or female foetus.

The case was reported and a first information report (FIR) has been registered according to NDTV.

In what can only be called a loathsome crime, India is seeing increasing cases of crimes against women. Uttar Pradesh has a particularly high number.

UP Crime Rate on the Rise

Crimes against women are rising in Uttar Pradesh. The annual report of the National Crime Bureau Data (NCRB) shows a rape case is registered with the UP police every two hours and the state sees a crime against a child every 90 minutes. As per the data available for 2018, 144 girls below the age of eighteen were reportedly raped in 2018 against 139 in 2017.

Missing Girls

In 2018, shocking data from Uttarakhand state – with over 10 million population – shows that no girl child was born in 132 villages. This led to suspicions of sex-selective abortions. Read more here.

Further a UN report says 4.6 lakh girls were ‘missing’ at birth in India each year from 2013 to 2017 due to sex selection at birth, which is banned in India by law. In fact over the last 50 years the number is ten times this figure. Read that detailed report here.

Wanting Son, UP Man Rips Open Pregnant Wife’s Stomach To Find Out Baby’s Gender: Cops

A father of five daughters allegedly slit open his pregnant wife’s stomach to find out if she was bearing a son this time.

The husband – who has been named Pannalal – carried out the attack in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, on September 19.

He attacked his wife with a sharp-edged weapon and has been taken into custody according to Pravin Singh Chauhan, a senior police official.

A father of five daughters, named only as Pannalal, allegedly slit open his pregnant wife’s stomach to find out if she was bearing a son this time

His wife, believed to be around 35, was seven-months pregnant according to police.

She is in a serious condition in a Bareilly hospital.

The family of the victim alleged that Pannalal wanted a son as he already had five daughters.\

 

Father of five girls slit open his 7-month pregnant wife’s stomach 
They suspect he committed the crime to know if the baby was male or female according to The Hindustan Times.

In India, the preference of sons still remains strong, with boys adding to the family wealth, while daughters drain it with dowries.

According to Newsweek ‘sex selective abortions are widespread in India’ where families would prefer to have sons.

The husband carried out the attack in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India (pictured) on September 19 and has been taken into custody
The husband carried out the attack in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India (pictured) on September 19 and has been taken into custody

They said according to a 2007 report by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) son preference in the county is a ‘well-documented phenomenon’.

This has implications for skewed sex ratios, female feticide and higher mortality rates for girls.

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