UP man slits pregnant wife’s belly to determine baby’s gender

In a horrifying incident, a man in Uttar Pradesh allegedly split open his pregnant wife’s belly to determine the gender of the baby on Saturday evening.

Reportedly, the couple has five daughters and a priest had predicted that the sixth child would also be a girl.

The woman is critical and is currently battling for her life

According to The Times of India, Pannalal (43) attacked his wife with a sickle.

An inebriated Pannalal, who is a laborer, returned to their home in the Civil Lines area on Budaun city on Saturday.

He then got into an argument with his wife Anita Devi (40), fearing that their next child would also be a girl, the police said.

According to TOI, a priest had predicted that “their sixth child would also be a girl,” the police said.

Pannalal then attacked Anita with a sickle on her abdomen to kill the foetus after she refused to have an abortion.

Their neighbors arrived at the scene and rushed Anita to the district hospital, the police said

Victims younger brother Ravi Kumar has said that ‘He used to beat her for birthing five daughters’

Anita is undergoing treatment at a higher medical facility in Bareilly.

The emergency medical officer at the district hospital, Dr. Rajesh Kumar Verma, told TOI, “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 referred her to a higher medical facility given her critical condition.”

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