Pregnant Woman Tortured for Refusing Sex-Selective Abortion

Kolkata, West Bengal, August 07, 2012

29-year-old housewife, Ranjana Prasad, who has one daughter had been previously forced to have an abortion by her in-laws, when an ultrasound revealed that she was carrying another daughter.  Now third time pregnant, Ranjana refused to undergo an ultrasound when ordered to do so by her in-laws, fearing that they would force her to undergo another abortion,  if they found out she’s carrying a girl.  Thereupon her father-in-law, mother-in-law and brother-in-law beat her and tortured her badly to try to force her to go to the hospital.  Later Ranjana with her husband filed charges against her three in-laws and have got them arrested. Full report here

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