In a gruesome incident, a father to five daughters allegedly slit open the stomach of his pregnant wife to find out the gender of their unborn child. The act, which occurred in Uttar Pradesh’s Budaun district on Saturday evening, allegedly happened to find out if the wife is going to deliver a boy this time or not.
The officials said that the woman has been taken to a Bareilly hospital and is severely injured.
“The man, identified as Pannalal, has slit the stomach of his wife, 35, with a sharp-edged weapon in the Nekpur locality under the Civil Lines police station area,” said Pravin Singh Chauhan, senior police official (City).
The accused has been arrested and the police have lodged an FIR regarding the case. “We are looking into the reasons behind this act,” added Chauhan.
The woman’s parents have clearly stated that Pannalal desired a son and in order to find out if his pregnant wife was carrying a girl or a boy, committed this violent act. Upon finding out, the locals took the woman immediately to a district hospital, from where she was transferred to a hospital to Bareilly in a serious condition. The police said that they were being informed that the woman was six to seven months pregnant.