Badaun, September 20
In an inebriated state, a person allegedly attacked his spouse, who was 4 months’ pregnant, with a sickle after a priest predicted that “their sixth child would also be a girl”. the incident befell within the Civil Lines space on Saturday.
The lady is present process therapy at a medical facility in Bareilly and her situation is said to be crucial. The lady was a mom of 5 minor daughters.
According to the police, the husband, Pannalal (43), a labourer, returned house in an inebriated situation and picked up an argument together with his spouse Anita Devi (40), forcing her to abort the kid.
When Anita refused, Pannalal attacked her with a sickle on her stomach.
The neighbours, in the meantime, arrived on the scene and rushed Anita to the district hospital.
Emergency medical officer on the district hospital Dr Rajesh Kumar Verma mentioned: “A woman with multiple injuries on her stomach and chest was brought to the hospital. Her injuries were grave and possibly caused by a sharp-edged weapon. We have referred her to a higher medical facility given her critical condition.”
Anita’s youthful brother Ravi Kumar mentioned: “My brother-in-law used to beat up my sister often for giving birth to five daughters. Even my parents tried to resolve the problem but no one had ever imagined that he would take such a cruel step.”
Civil Lines police station SHO Sudhakar Pandey mentioned: “We have detained the accused and he is being questioned.” The SHO added that they’d been ready for a written grievance from the lady’s household to register a case on this connection. IANS