In India, a father of five daughters cut his pregnant wife's belly to determine the sex of the unborn child. Details of this story appeared in the pages of the Times of India.
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The incident took place at the family home in Badayun. The man had previously had five daughters, so he dreamed of the birth of an heir. A resident of India decided to find out the sex of the unborn child in the most cruel way. The local press reports that the couple will have a girl again, the priest told the man. Enraged by the news, the husband forced his wife to have an abortion, but she decided to leave the child. After being wounded, the pregnant woman was taken to a medical facility, and her husband was detained by law enforcement officers. Relatives explained that the man often raised his hand to his wife. Parents periodically intervened, but no one could have imagined that he would take such a cruel step.
The victim is in serious condition. The detained man claims that his wife's injury is an accident. According to him, he could not have imagined that a sickle thrown into a pregnant woman could lead to such dire consequences. Police officers are investigating the incident.
By the way, the desire of Indian parents to have sons instead of daughters has led to an uneven gender ratio. An estimated 46 million girls have gone missing in India over the past 50 years, according to a June report from the United Nations Population Fund. A 2018 report found that the desire for sons led to 21 million “unwanted” girls. The couples continued to bear children until they had a male child.