Father Of Five Girls Desperate For A Son Splits Open Pregnant Wife’s Belly After Priest Predicts Another Girl
An Indian man desperate to have a son after having five daughters have allegedly sliced open his pregnant wife’s belly after priest predicted that their sixth child would be another girl.
The man, identified as Pannalal, 43, attacked his wife Anita Devi, 35, with a sickle on Saturday night, September 19, at their home in Budaun in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Times of India reports.
She was rushed to a Bareilly hospital in a serious condition. Her baby in the womb was unhurt, but Anita’s condition deteriorated due to severe damage and excessive bleeding from the attack.
Confirming the attack, Civil Lines Police Station SHO, Sudhakar Pandey said the man got into an argument with his wife who is six to seven months pregnant after a priest prophesied that their next child would be a girl.
A priest had predicted that their sixth child would also be a girl. Pannalal then attacked Anita with a sickle on her abdomen to kill the fetus after she refused to have an abortion.
Their neighbors arrived at the scene and rushed Anita to the district hospital, the police said.
SHO told the publication that the woman’s husband has been detained over the attack.
Sudhakar stated that they have detained the accused and he is being questioned, adding that they are waiting for a written complaint from the woman’s family to register a case.
Anita‘s younger brother, Ravi Kumar said;
My brother-in-law used to beat up my sister often for giving birth to five daughters. Even my parents tried to resolve the problem, but no one had ever imagined that he would take such a cruel step.