In yet another incident reflecting the mindset of people towards girl child, a man hacked his wife to death at Chandpatti village in Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, allegedly after she gave birth to their seventh daughter.
The alleged culprit identified as Naseer Ahmed of Chandpatti killed his wife with sharp edged weapon and dumped her body near his house on Saturday night, according to police.
The couple did not have a son and the victim had given birth to her seventh child, a girl, about a week ago. Naseer was upset over this.
“The couple often used to fight over the matter and Naseer had threatened his wife that he will go for a second marriage if she fails to bear him a son,” police said.
“Naseer wanted a son,” said his father Sageer Ahmed, who informed the police about the crime.
Naseer was absconding and a search has been launched to nab him, police said.
On Friday, a techie, allegedly upset over not having a son had killed his 23-year- old daughter after making her write a suicide note in Meerut town.
Recently a man, enraged over the birth of third girl child, had battered his two daughters to death and thrown their bodies in a canal in Barabanki district.
Cases of female foeticide have been reported from across Uttar Pradesh and the child sex ratio continues to be a cause for worry.
The district wise 2011 census figure on child sex ratio (0-6 age group) shows that the situation is really alarming in Uttar Prades.
The ratio, which was 916 in 2001, came down to 899 in 2011. Most of the cases are reported from the western region in the state.