Set on Fire For Giving Birth To A Girl

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 14 September 2011.

Meetu, a 28-year-old woman was, set on fire and killed by her husband and in-laws for giving birth to a girl and not fulfilling their demands for dowry.  Read the report here.

Thrown Out of The House For Giving Birth To A Girl

Raipur, Bihar, 20 December, 2008.

Twenty eight-year-old Sona Kashyap was thrown out of the house by her husband Deepak early this month after she delivered a girl despite having undergone an operation. Read the report here

Woman’s Nose Chopped Off For Having A Girl

Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.

Kunti, a 23 year-old woman said she was beaten by her husband Shyam Behari, a carpenter by profession, who in a fit of anger attacked her with a butcher’s knife after learning of the news of a second daughter.”He wanted a boy, but I gave birth to a girl and that’s why he got agitated and chopped off my nose.” Read the report here

Slit Throat and Cigarette Burns For Having Daughters

RAJAHMUNDRY, Andhra Pradesh,  May 23, 2011

A top ranking Indian government official  slit the throat and cut the hands of his wife for giving birth to two girls in East Godavari district.  Doctors found several knife cuts and cigarette burns on the body of Padmavathi, 39, who was married to K Satish Kumar, 47, deputy commercial tax officer (DCTO). Read the report here.

Burnt To Death For Giving Birth To Girls

Salora village, Maharashtra, October 19, 2007.

What initially was reported to be a case of self-immolation, later turned out to be cold-blooded murder. Sunita Rathod (30) from Salora village, Maharashtra, died of severe burns early on Thursday.  The incident was allegedly a fallout of frequent altercations between the couple over the issue of birth of girls—and no male child.  Report here.

Killed In Hospital After Giving Birth To A Girl

Ludhiana, Punjab, June 26, 2009.

Neha, died under suspicious circumstances in a city hospital, three days after she had given birth to a girl-child.  Neha was also being harassed for not bringing enough dowry. The police  has registered a case against four members of  her marital family. Report here.

Hanged for Giving Birth To A Girl

Gangoh, Uttar Pradesh, September 24, 2011.

Sania,  in Gangoh village was hanged and murdered for giving birth to a girl.  After she gave birth to the baby she was  tortured mentally and physically.  Police have registered a case against 11 people including the husband and his parents for hanging her to death.  Report here.

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