70 #Indian Villages Where No #Girl Child Survived for the Last Several Years

70 villages in the State of Haryana have had no girls who have lived past the age of 6 years for the past several years. They are either aborted as fetuses or killed sometime after birth since the child sex ratio accounts for children from birth to the age of six years. Many of these villages belong to Mahendergarh district, where the child sex ratio (0-6 years) is just 762 girls against 1,000 boys. Some of the villages have a sex ratio of just 500 or even less than that.

Even though there is sex selection, the 2011 census indicates that it is not feticide but infanticide that accounts for the low child sex ratio.  Most girls are killed after birth. See this link for more https://genderbytes.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/this-confirms-indias-genocide-of-women-is-not-driven-by-sex-selective-abortions/


Angry she was a #girl, father strangles and dumps his newborn – via Times of #India

5 November 2014, Howrah, W. Bengal

Angry his wife had given birth to a girl, a man killed his new born child within hours of her birth and dumped her body on the river banks. Injuries to the head and marks on the neck indicate she was battered and strangled.

Fourth newborn #girl #baby found dead in the garbage – via The Times of #India

3 September 2014, Bareilly

A newborn girl was found discarded in a plastic bag in a public garbage dump. Ironically on the day of Kanya Puja – a festival that celebrates the girl child as a goddess incarnate. In the last three weeks this is the fourth newborn girl killed and dumped in a public area in this town.


Police File No Charges Against Father Who Tried to Strangle His Baby Girl

Vijayawada, AP, May 19, 2013

P. Arjuna tried to kill his three-day-old baby girl by throwing her on the floor and strangling her with his legs.   He had been fighting with his wife for giving birth to a daughter.  Neighbors who heard the wife screaming, rushed in and stopped him.  However the police did not arrest the man or file charges, because the man’s relatives pressurized his wife to not file a complaint.   This is often the case in India, even when baby girls get killed.  However The 50 Million Missing Campaign believes that the police ought to make an arrest and file charges regardless of whether or not the wife or family file a police complaint.







#Murdered in Cold-blood, only Because She was born a #Girl!

Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, Jan 11, 2014

A new born baby was found murdered on a river bed.  Her mouth and nose had been sealed with plaster, and she had been suffocated to death.  It’s being investigated as a case of female infanticide.


Three Hours old #Baby #Girl Dumped in the Toilet in #Ludhiana

Jan 04, 2014, Ludhiana

A newborn girl was found wrapped up in a plastic bag and dumped in the toilet of a hospital.  A local NGO is currently taking care of her, while the police are searching for the parents.


New-born #Girl With Umbilical Chord Left To Die in #Jaipur’s Fields

Jaipur, Jan 17, 2014

Another “unwanted” newborn girl was left to die in the open fields, still attached to the placenta and umbilical chord, without a stitch of cloth, at night as the temperatures dipped to 5 degrees Celsius  in Kanota. A villager informed the police and she was rushed to JK Lon Hospital where doctors said her condition was critical.



New Born Girl Buried Alive is Rescued

Jaipur, August 11, 2011

In another case of attempted female infanticide, a newborn girl was found partially buried in an agriculture farm in Pawata village on the city’s outskirts on Thursday.  A woman working in the fields, heard her cries and alerted people.  The baby was  was rushed to a hospital where she was declared out of danger.  Full report here

Woman Sets Herself and her 3-year-old Daughter on Fire After Dowry Harassment

Amritsar, April 07, 2012

For many women in India giving birth to a daughter is a nightmare, because their husbands and in-laws start torturing them.  In many cases women are killed for giving birth to daughters [See News reports here]

To avoid this kind of violence, women often kill their own daughters after giving birth to them [See News reports here]

However, Jagroop Kaur of Amristar, unable to bear the abuse over more dowry demands from her husband, set fire to herself and her 3-year-old daughter, killing both.  No arrests have been made. Report here.

Baby Afreen Breathes Her Last: Killed by her Dad For Being Born A Girl!

Bangalore, April 11, 2012

Three-month-old Neha Afreen Banu, who suffered grievous physical injuries inflicted by her father, breathed her last on Wednesday in Bangalore Vanivilas Hospital. She died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Afreen, born on January 17, 2012 was tortured by her father Omar Farooq who was upset that Afreen was a girl and not a boy.   Medical reports indicate that Afreen was a victim of shaken baby syndrome (child abuse caused by intentional shaking), she suffered very deep internal injuries including neck dislocation and subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding in the brain),  and intraocular haemorrhage (bleeding in the eyeball) due to the head injury.  Besides suffering from respiratory attack, convulsions, melena (stool with blood discharge), Afreen also had cigarette burns and bite marks on her body. Report here
A few weeks ago, another infant girl, baby Falak similarly battered, struggled for her life and died in a hospital in Delhi. Report here
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