Woman beaten up for giving birth to a girl in Khairpur district

Culprits fled after the attack, taking the newborn baby with them

Our Correspondent June 06, 2016
Shazia's husband was angry with her for giving birth to a baby girl.PHOTO: FILE

SUKKUR: A woman, Shazia Mari, was seriously wounded, allegedly by her husband and other relatives for giving birth to a baby girl near Faiz Gunj in Khairpur district.

Shazia, wife of Miandad Mari a resident of village Shah Mohammad Mari situated in Kot Lalu police limits, gave birth to a baby girl. This angered her husband and other male members of the family, who attacked her with a hatchet, leaving Shazia and her mother, Bakhtawar Mari, injured. The culprits fled after the attack, taking the newborn baby with them.

The injured women were shifted to a taluka hospital where doctors referred them to Shaheed Benazirabad hospital. Kot Lalu police, on the complaint of woman's mother, lodged an FIR against Miandad Mari and his cousins Dodo Mari and others. Dodo Mari was arrested and produced before a court, which remanded him into police custody for seven days.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2016.


larka | 7 years ago | Reply The sperm determines the sex of the child. It should be the husband beaten he has girly sperm.
Mina | 7 years ago | Reply The egg has the X chromosome, sperm cells have X and Y chromosomes. XX for girls and XY for boys. It's you, men. You determine the gender of the baby, not your wives! So uneducated
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