A heart-wrenching incident that took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Budaun has left many shocked. As per the reports, a son-obsessed father of five daughters allegedly ripped open his wife’s stomach to find out if she was going to deliver a son this time.
As per PTI report, a senior police official (City) Pravin Singh Chauhan mentioned that the father, Pannalal, slit open his wife’s stomach with a sharp-edged weapon. The incident took place in the Civil Lines police station area. The injuries incurred by the to-be mother are serious.
According to the police, an FIR has been lodged and the husband has been arrested. Though the police are still investigating the reasons behind the crime. As per the sources, the family of the woman alleged that Pannalal committed the crime out of his son-obsession. They alleged that he wanted to know whether the fetus was male or female as he wanted a son.
As per the reports, the woman was six to seven months pregnant. The woman was admitted to Bareilly hospital in a serious condition. It is heartbreaking how our society’s obsession with a male child is still killing so many daughters in the 21st century. It is due to this obsession that India has one of the highest female foeticide rates in the world.
According to a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, about 4.6 crores (45.8 million) females are ‘missing’ in Indian demography in the year 2020. This is mainly due to pre & post-birth sex-selection practices.