It sounds unbelievable, but it happened in India. A man, about to become a father, would have cut the pregnant woman’s belly to confirm that the baby she was carrying was a boy.
According to the Mirror newspaper, the man, who was identified as Pannalal, was already the father of five girls and would be desperate to have a boy.
The suspect was arrested after the attack, which left the victim seriously injured. The police are investigating the case, and it is still uncertain what type of object the man cut the woman with.
The incident happened on Saturday in the city of Nekpur, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The 35-year-old victim was seven months pregnant and is hospitalized at Bareily Hospital in a condition considered serious. The baby’s health status is not known.
The crime in question shows that there is still a stigma, in certain regions of the country, in relation to girls.