UP: Wanting son, man rips open pregnant wife’s stomach

Badaun: In a loathsome incident, a dad of 5 daughters here ripped open the stomach of his own carrying spouse on Sat. in the evening reportedly to locate out in case she has been going to deliver a son this time.

Pannalal slit the stomach of his own spouse, aged about 35, with a sharp edged weapon within the Nekpur area within the Civil Lines PS (police station) region, wounding her seriously, SP (City) Pravin Singh Chauhan stated.

An FIR was registered & the spouse was detained, the SP stated, adding that the reasons behind the offence are being looked into.

The family (4) of the lady, who has been dashed to a Bareilly hospital (3) in a severe condition, claimed that Pannalal wanted a son & dedicated the offence to really know in case it has been male (or) female fetus.

The residents immediately dashed the lady to the dist. hospital (3) from where she has been sent to the Bareilly hospital (3) in a severe condition.

The lady is stated to be 6 to 7 mos carrying, police officer said.