Father of five girls slit open his 7-month pregnant wife's stomach in India to check if she was bearing a son
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.
据警方高级官员Pravin Singh Chauhan称，这名男子用一把锋利的武器袭击了自己的妻子，目前已被拘留。
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.
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.
Cannotremainsilent, UK, United States
One can only imagine the abuse he's put her through over the years.
rayjay39, Wakefield, United Kingdom
What happened to the baby
RatSak, Melbourne, Australia
Weird country, where they treat a cow with more respect.
desertraptor, Adelaide, Australia
Why does God allow such people to ever exst. I hope he is executed
JoyceMT5720, Big Sky Country, United States
Idiot! He is the one that determines the babies sex. He needs to go to prison and never be let out or allowed to be around to abuse anyone else. Poor woman.
Vana, Long Beach, United States
Barbaric. I feel for his daughters and may that poor woman recover.
here is what i think, Sydney, Australia
Have they heard of an ultrasound
Leonidaslives, Thermopylae , United States
What is going on in India??? Every day brings some new atrocity. Every Indian I know in the US is kind, well educated, peaceful and successful. Many are great friends. Again, what is going on over there?
MapleDave, Burlington, Canada
Another awful story from a dreadful country
The short one, Wales, United Kingdom
Becky Botsford, Charlottesville, United States
So they don't have ultrasounds in India?
People in India still live in the middle ages. The doctor needs to tell the man it is the sperm that determines the sex. On the other hand, the government needs to increase penalties for crimes against women. The death penalty needs to be used.
lenagem, Santa Clara, United States
Lunatic! An ultrasound at 7 months would have shown the sex of the baby. Why risk mom and baby's lives?
Only1Deedle, Houston, United States
Bactine, Hollywood, United States
The most dangerous place for a female is of any age....even before birth.
Too_Much, Rotorua North island, New Zealand
India,the country where the space programme is more important than woman & girls.
C Stewart, Bellevue, United States
Easy enough. Outlaw dowries.
CrescentCity, California, United States
India and its caste system and dowery system placed much burden and shame in females. Especially if they're poor they can't afford the dowry money to marry their daughter off. She then becomes a burden and shame.
You know my name, Everywhere and Nowhere, United Kingdom
TaffyGirl, Cardiff, United Kingdom
It's the man's sperm that determines the sex of the child!
Vana, Long Beach, United States
Most men are to ignorant to believe that. His fault not hers!
barony, Yonder, United Kingdom
yes but backward people in such countries haven't a clue!
Happy Nonna, New Jersey, United States
What a lunatic.
bartleby451, Manchester, United Kingdom
Animal, nothing more.
QHSUCKS, Brisbane, Australia
No need to insult animals
Ioitsme, London, United Kingdom
And they still have doctors who will tell parents the sex of the baby so if not a boy, termination..a very sick society
easyreader2019, Sydney, Australia
So even it was a son, he risked losing it by doing what he did!
Fidgetbones, Nottingham, United Kingdom,
Did the baby survive?
Podge1, Ireland, Ireland
What an animal
Jeekster, Fife, United Kingdom
Women have a terrible time in India from cradle to the grave.
DKMOUNTAIN, Rockledge, United States
Sounds like they should stop the dowry tradition.
bravos, Newcastle, United Kingdom
If everyone has sons who will they marry?
Smashed Cucumber, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Only in India