Indian father kills newborn because she is a daughter

Unhappy with the birth of a daughter, a man killed his newborn child in Dumka district of Jharkhand in India.

Indian father kills newborn because she is a daughter
Unhappy with the birth of a daughter, a man killed his newborn child in Dumka district of Jharkhand in India.

Police said Guddu Yadav, a resident of Sarkara village in Dumka district, around 450 km from Ranchi, was unhappy with his wife for delivering a girl child.

Guddu snatched the newborn and slammed her against the floor of the house Wednesday. The baby was rushed to hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Sumitra Devi, Guddu's wife, has lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against her husband.

'My husband and in-laws were unhappy as I had given birth to three daughters. They had wanted a son this time and the birth of a girl shattered them,' she said.

Last month, a grandmother left a baby girl on the lawns of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi. Street dogs later devoured the infant.

IANS
Last Mod: 13 Eylül 2007, 16:26
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