Dad of five girls ‘sliced open pregnant wife’s stomach to check baby’s gender as he “desperately wanted son”


A FATHER of five girls is reported to have sliced open the stomach of his pregnant wife to find out if she was expecting a boy.

The husband – named only as Pannalal – is now in police custody after the sickening incident in the Indian northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Pravin Singh Chauhan, a senior police official, told local news crews that the woman was left seriously injured in the attack.

He added the reason for the attack is still under investigation, reports Newsweek.

However, the victim’s family said the suspect already had five daughters and was desperate for a son.

They say he carried out the bloody attack to find out if his wife was carrying a boy this time around.


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