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After Astrologer Predicts Girl Child, In-laws Pour Acid on Pregnant Woman's Stomach

Himanshu Kapoor | Last Modified - Sep 06, 2016, 05:47 PM IST

A pregnant woman was attacked with acid by her in-laws after astrologer predicted girl child
  • Girija's in-laws attacked her with acid
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    Girija's in-laws attacked her with acid
    In what can only be described as disgraceful case of gender discrimination, a pregnant woman in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district was attacked by her in-laws with acid after an astrologer predicted that she’ll give birth to a girl child.
    As per the reports, 27-year-old Girija’s in-laws attempted to kill her by pouring acid on her stomach. The victim sustained 30 percent burns and was rushed to the hospital after being rescued by her neighbour.
    Girija had filed a police complaint which led to the arrest of her mother-in-law Lakshmikanthamma and sister-in-law Subhashini and an FIR of domestic violence and attempt to murder was registered against them.
    The police are in search of the astrologer who made the prediction of a girl child. Girija, who is four months pregnant, also has an 18-month-old daughter.
    However, the investigators looking into the case said that a property dispute between the Girija’s family and her in-law could have been the reason that triggered the attack.
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    Ban on sale of acid
    In what can only be described as disgraceful case of gender discrimination, a pregnant woman in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district was attacked by her in-laws with acid after an astrologer predicted that she’ll give birth to a girl child.
    As per the reports, 27-year-old Girija’s in-laws attempted to kill her by pouring acid on her stomach. The victim sustained 30 percent burns and was rushed to the hospital after being rescued by her neighbour.
    Girija had filed a police complaint which led to the arrest of her mother-in-law Lakshmikanthamma and sister-in-law Subhashini and an FIR of domestic violence and attempt to murder was registered against them.
    The police are in search of the astrologer who made the prediction of a girl child. Girija, who is four months pregnant, also has an 18-month-old daughter.
    However, the investigators looking into the case said that a property dispute between the Girija’s family and her in-law could have been the reason that triggered the attack.

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