In an absolutely unfortunate incident, a father of five daughters in UP’s Budaun allegedly ripped open his wife’s stomach to find out if she was going to deliver a son this time.
According to PTI report, senior police official (City) Pravin Singh Chauhan said that Pannalal slit his wife’s stomach with a sharp-edged weapon in the Nekpur locality under the Civil Lines police station area, injuring her seriously.
According to the police an FIR has been lodged and the husband has been arrested; reasons behind the crime are being looked at.
The family of the woman alleged that Pannalal commited the crime to know whether the foetus was male or femaleb ecause he wanted a son.
The woman was rushed to a Bareilly hospital in a serious condition. According to the police, the woman was six to seven months pregnant.
The obsession with a male child is a generations-old story in India. That is the reason why female foeticide rates in India are one of the highest in the world.
According to a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report about 4.6 crore (45.8 million) females are ‘missing’ in Indian demography in the year 2020, mainly due to pre- and post-birth sex selection practices.
An investigation is underway. More details to emerge.