Woman Killed by Hired Assassins for Giving Birth to Girls

August 11, 2012 Gonda, Uttar Pradesh

The husband, in-laws and two other men given life sentence for the murder of Sadhna Singh two years ago.  Sadhna had given birth to two daughters, which made her husband and in-laws unhappy.  They decided they wanted her husband to marry another woman.  So while Sadhna was at school where she taught, two paid assassins on a motorcycle gunned her down.  Full report here

Woman Burnt To Death For Having Daughters

Murshidabad, West Bengal, March 25, 2012

A 25-year old woman, Rupali Bibi was burnt to death by her husband and in-laws,  for giving birth to two baby girls consecutively, at Khargram in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on Sunday. Report here


Burnt To Death For Dowry And Giving Birth To Girls

Bicholim, Goa, October 20, 2011


Bicholim police on Wednesday arrested Jagdish Chopdekar on charges of allegedly killing his wife Ujwala, who died due to burn injuries recently at Tikhazan-Mayem. Ujwala’s family filed a complaint with the police, in which they reported that she was being abused for not bringing enough dowry and for giving birth to two girls. Read the report

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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